When people tell you that you are wasting your time, it is often because they do not value what you are doing. It has no importance for them. For many people, prayer is a waste of time. They mean the meditative prayer where you sit there and seem to do nothing. Prayer for a parking place, or for a timely reservation at a restaurant, or anxiety-ridden moments are OK. That prayer is quick and to the point. I want. God gives. Meditation is a whole different world to the outsider. Just know that when the next time someone says you are wasting your time. They might just be going off to TV land and Dancing with the Stars, or The Last Survivor. My struggle is to take time to meditate and still watch March Madness! We all have our value systems.