Today at the noon meeting the topic of Prayer and meditation. Mediation have no problems with but just the word "prayer" brings up all sorts of negative religious notions. A guy in the meeting said he tries to live his life as a prayer by being of service and compassionate to the people he comes in contact with.
I really grooved on that. I can call me living compassionately a prayer without getting freaked out about the word. I remember when I was small we had a little open wooden book on the tv that had the lords prayer on it. I couldn't understand how one prayer written by someone that long ago would work for me , here and now. Why would I want to communicate with a higher power with someone elses words?