‘when you pray, go into your room’

A commentary

December 9th 2017
‘When you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is there in the secret place.’ How should we understand this secret room of which Jesus speaks? When someone succeeds in creating silence and peace within themself, when they need to express their love for God and to commune with him, they are already in their secret room. You may wonder where this room is: is it perhaps in the heart, in the mind, or in the soul? In fact, it is a level of consciousness which you strive to attain. For example, you are meditating upon a difficult spiritual problem, you go deep within to find an answer and after a while, there is light within you, and you understand. What has happened? Where has this understanding come from? Your spirit had this answer all the time, but your consciousness was not yet ready to rise to it. So this is the meaning of Jesus’ words: when someone prays or meditates, they lock themself in their secret room, and there they receive revelations.