Mantras & Dhikir

My Muslim friend shared with me something beautiful. Her father who is Hindu keeps a mantra notebook – for dhikir (divine remembrance). In it he writes the syllable “ॐ” and fills its pages – he’s been doing this as long as she can remember. I imagine he does this with the intention to be lost in Oneness or to redirect his focus on what really matters in this life. This has inspired me to use a few pages of my gratitude journal to write and rewrite the name “الله”. I find it a relaxing practice. I highly recommend it. Some people like to remember God outloud, some in groups, some alone and some silently with their pens and hearts. Never stop discovering what strengthens your faith. And be humble to ask those with knowledge to verify these means.

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