What should you be thinking about during prayer?
In The Twelve Blessings, we are told to visualize white light leaving us, and going to the focal point of the prayer.
In 1964, Master of Yoga Dr. George King gave a lecture series on prayer, and one of the attenders asked about how best to focus their attention during prayer.
“Well, actually, you see, when you’re sending out White Light, you visualize, as I’ve told you before, the White Light leaving you. Visualize it, make it leave you, as it were, in the visualization, and then think about the prayer. And once you set the chain into motion it should continue in motion.
“You shouldn’t have to visualize the light and then the prayer, and the light, and then the prayer, and the light, and then the prayer because you’re breaking the mind up and you’re cutting the potency into half, you see.
“You don’t realize it, but the average person cannot think about two things at the same time. They think about one, and then the other one, and then the other one, and then the other, and their mind is in a continual movement between the two things.
“So it’s better to, first of all, visualize the White Light and then concentrate on the prayer, and it’ll move after this, and it should keep moving until you get to a certain stage, and then you should be able to do three or four things at once, yes, but not yet.”