In Japan, the dragonfly represents victory in battle, as well as success, happiness, and courage. Some Native American tribes thought the dragonfly was the embodiment of the souls of their dead. The Navaho believed that the dragonfly was associated with water purity, which must have grown from the fact that dragonflies prefer to swarm over clean water.
Prayer is talking while meditating is listening. There are hundreds of ways to meditate, and we tend to make it much harder than it really is. Meditating can be as simple as sitting quietly and focusing attention on your breath. Meditation is just being without the noise and barriers of the mind, without expectations and ideas of who you are. You connect with the simplest essence that has no form – your being.