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Twenty six-year-old Shruti Mehra goes to the park whenever she feels the need to be alone or quiet.

Written by Rohan Swamy |
August 2, 2009 5:46:41 am

Praying or conversing with God not only helps in healing broken spirits,but also in knowing oneself better,as one tends to make confessions and think clearly about mistakes,worries,ambitions and desires

Twenty six-year-old Shruti Mehra goes to the park whenever she feels the need to be alone or quiet. But unlike many,who do the same for nature’s company or to destress,she finds is an apt way of conversing with God. “Some people read,or go to a religious place and sit there and look for peace and solitude. I choose to speak to god directly and I derive a lot of peace from it. Its not only when I am lonely that I talk to God but I usually speak out my heart whenever I need advice about anything,” she adds.

People look to pray to God in times of despair and difficulty or when they are in need of something,but for a certain chosen few spending a little quality time alone speaking their heart out to God is the way to go. Not only do they find immense peace but also find the solutions to their problems themselves.

Mehra has company,when it comes to talking to God,as 18-year-old Akhil Matthew,also believes and practices that. He says,”Be it problems regarding academics or anything that’s personal I don’t feel shy or funny to admit that I speak to God. In doing so I usually find the answers to my problems myself. The process really works because when you let it all out your own thoughts,which are muddled,clear out and you get space to think out the problem in a logical fashion.”

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Raghvendra Singh Rathod,a priest at a city-based temple explains it as a medium of getting close to and knowing oneself better. “It also helps one emerge as a stronger human as it involves confession and helps them face their innermost fears and problems,something that they don’t like about themselves,on their own. It gives a clear view of what we want and how we want to shape our life in terms of principles,behaviour,ambitions and many other facets.”

Explaining it further,Rathod says that making peace with oneself is a very healthy outlook for living life,because it helps them understand what they really want from their lives,and what is immaterial and what is not. More than that speaking out to God everything that bothers a person can be a very effective way of achieving inner peace. “People usually talk to God about problems that they cannot discuss with anyone else,as a means of finding solace. And when they have these conversations they ultimately even find out ways to solve issues themselves. People who are skeptical about such ideas may laugh on the idea of having a conversation with god. However,one might not able to understand as how effective the process is. Science also recommends the same process with a different name,” he adds.

At times,people,who talk to God are also misunderstood,however,according to the ones who practice,it doesn’t matter to them. “I don’t really find it odd to talk to god. Not if it helps me come closer to the people who mean a lot to me and also to myself,” says Jahnvi Singh,an engineer,adding,“Talking to God is not just about a good result,a hike in salary,cribbing about a problem,thanking Him for everything you are blessed with. It is about talking about anything and everything that bothers you and also pleases you. Its more like friendship,where you share all things good and bad.”

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