There is a time and place for everything.
Even reading the bible can be used as a distraction from looking within ourself. Much can be learned from reading the bible, but I and I need to know why we are reading it when we read it. Is it to learn more or is it to avoid looking within?
I wasn't bible bashing, I said that much can be learned from reading the bible. Haile Selassie I didn't read the bible all the time, He did many other things, including at least an hour a day in prayer, Jah RasTafarI Spiritual Communication.
What I was speaking about is sometimes people will try to look within to rise up Jah Spirit within theirself and pray unto Jah, and because of impatience and short attention they become distracted from the Iditation, and look to other things. And sometimes people in this situation will pick up the bible to use the structure of the verses to guide their prayer. There is nothing wrong with praising Jah using the Psalms or other parts of the Bible, I also do this from time to time. But the times when I and I have the intention to look within and exercise I and I Spirit. I and I need to learn discipline and learn to be comfortable in Iditation and comfortable with our thoughts and comfortable with ourselves. If we run away from ourselves during these times then we will miss this part of our being.
There is a time to rest, a time to eat, a time to work, a time to read scripture, a time to Iditate, and a time for all other things. If you never give yourself sufficient time to eat, you won't have the nutrition that your body needs. And if you never give yourself sufficient time to look within, you will never know yourself.
Haile Selassie I