i use prayer and meditation to exercise my spiritual body
Just as I look to food to fuel my physical self, I look to meditation and prayer to fuel my spiritual self. Just as I look to physical exercise to strengthen my physical body, I look to spiritual exercise to strengthen my spirit. Gravity works on both physical and emotional levels. Just as I do not wish physical gravity to pull down my muscles, I don't wish spiritual gravity to pull down my thoughts. I work against emotional gravity - thoughts of fear, cynicism, negativity, victim consciousness, anger, judgment, and defensiveness - by praying and meditating throughout the day.
The ego will constantly tempt me to attach myself to a fear-based interpretation of the world. I fly instead on angels' wings - the thought of love - above the fray of worldly confusion. I pray and meditate to keep my mind on love. And thus I sour above the illusions of the world.