For this week’s meditation, we turn to Soen Shaku.
At the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, Soen Shaku turned heads when he made the first public presentation of Zen to the West.
Here’s an observation from him that I like…
Religion is not to go to God by forsaking the world but to find Him in it. Our faith is to believe in our essential oneness with Him. “God is in us and we in Him” must be made the most fundamental faith of all religions
During the coming week, seek God (or Source or Presence or whatever fits your point of view) in the world and in yourself.
Quiet your mind down enough while meditating, and you’ll open yourself to the small still voice within.
Jalal ad-Din Rumi also has good advice for this week’s meditation:
No more words. Hear only the voice within.
During the coming week, while you’re meditating, focus on your breath intently enough and open yourself to the voice within.