“The capacity to be patient, to bear with others through thick and thin, is within the reach of anyone”
Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else shall be added unto you.
– The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
The mantram is one of the best of prayers – one that we say not just when we get up or when we go to bed, but countless times throughout the day, and throughout the night as well. This prayer is not addressed to someone outside us, but to our deepest Self, the Lord of Love, who dwells in the hearts of us all. When we repeat it, we are not asking for anything in particular, like good health or solutions to our problems or richer personal relationships. We are simply asking to get closer to the source of all strength and all joy and all love. To use Jesus’ words, we are asking for “the kingdom of heaven,” and we find at the same time that our health improves, our problems begin to be resolved, and our relationships blossom.