Friday, December 30, 2011
meditation and prayer
For the next few weeks I will be sharing some thoughts on prayer. Prayer and meditation, in my view, are best practiced together.
Meditation is, at the root, the practice of emptying oneself utterly. From the perspective of total emptiness the necessity of gratitude (thankfulness) comes to light.
Ultimately prayer is a timeless song of thanks and love shared by the Creator and His creation. Of course, in the beginning, it takes on less lofty forms. One of my favorite prayers is:
"Our Lord, shower us with Your mercy, and bless our affairs with Your guidance." (Quran 18:10)
If you don't have a regular prayer practice consider it … meditation is the forerunner to prayer.