Meditation Prayer
Is it an Oxymoron?

A "meditation prayer" seems to many to be something of an oxymoron. They perceive the two forms of spiritual activity to be incongruous. This is a mistake. Even in Christianity, the two are related. They are means of accessing the divine.

It all depends upon the definition. This, in turn, can rely on such aspects as culture, perspective on religion and acceptance of either component. After all, some groups do not believe in prayer. Moreover, some individuals do not perceive meditation as being an adjunct to or having any relationship with prayer.

In essence, before considering the terms “meditation” and “prayer” together, it's best to start at the beginning. This means defining the two terms. In doing so, we may determine whether "meditation prayer" makes sense as a single term. We can also explore whether an anomaly actually exists when we use prayer meditation and, more importantly, whether this actually matters.

What is Meditation?

Meditation, although it's frequently thought of as an exclusively Eastern tradition, is also found in Western concepts. Above all, this practice uses relaxation techniques and other means to help us go beyond our current conscious and unrealistic state of being. By accessing the mind, we can determine the true reality. We can train the mind to understand the significance of life and living.

By accessing the mind, we can obtain certain benefits. In Buddhism, the ultimate goal is enlightenment. In self-meditation, the goal may be spiritual healing, inner child healing or physical healing. All these are potential means of helping an individual improve their life and the lives of all they meet.

What is Prayer?

Prayer is as simple or as complicated as we make it. Prayers are not the prerogative or province of Christianity. Most religions offer up prayers of some sort to their deities or divine beings. In essence, prayers are a means of communicating with a spiritual being – even if this is the divine within. We ask for something such as a favor, an understanding, a blessing or a gift. This can be for our self or for someone else.

Does it Matter?

In meditation prayer, we utilize two forms of approach to a deity, Buddha or divine self. We combine the asking for something with the drawing upon our inner self to promote a particular objective. This can mean self-healing, healing of the inner child or simply self-exploration. We combine the mundane request for something with the spiritual. In doing so, we create a bridge between our inner world and ourselves.

Whether our examination of ourselves through meditation is the result of contact with a deity or divine force is immaterial. What matters is the establishment of a connection, through meditation and/or prayer, that helps us resolve an issue, correct past problems, make us happier and healthier and puts us at peace.

Learn how much help you can get from my services. You can take a consultation to learn meditate, to check if you are still on track with your practice, to take the next step in your spiritual growth or to support your healing process.

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