Worship produces energization and clarification of the mental processes, and a view of the world as purposeful.
The worshipper becomes dimly aware of the part he is to play in that purpose, and can experience in himself the strength to play it.
As his ship begins to move, he sees also that the water rises in seeming opposition but to a worshipper it is no true opposition – the bow-wave is simply part of sailing.
He finds that worship is not an infantile dependence, but a responsibility to fulfil it requires everything he is.
But he gradually becomes free from many of the disadvantages of the man who has no sense of a cosmic purpose:
‘even a little of this yoga frees one from great fear.’
© Trevor Leggett