"We do not pray to the sun to send out more light or to give more warmth. If we were going to utter any kind of prayer in regard to the sun, our prayer would be an inner realization that it is - the sun is shining; the sun is warmth; the sun is light.
So it is with God. We should never think of God as that which can bring peace on earth. There is no such God. The only God there is, is a God who is life eternal: God does not give us life eternal; God cannot withhold life eternal. God is life eternal, and our prayer is the realization of that Truth. God is fulfillment."
"The basis of all healing is a change in belief. The sequence from which this results is as follows: the subjective mind is the creative faculty within us, and creates whatever the objective mind impresses upon it."
Nicholas of Cusa, 15th century theologian, wrote about the importance of educated ignorance which is the unleaning of that which shields us from finding profound Truth. This same concept is suggested in Zen philosophy via Beginner's Mind or the "immediacy in experience".
"The degree of spiritual consciousness which we attain can be measured by the extent to which we relinquish our dependence on the external world of form and place our faith and confidence in something greater than ourselves."