Know that Moment Right Before Things Begin? This will blow your mind.

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Mind. Blown.

Wow.

Haha okay, sorry, all of that was just a dirty trick. I wanted to do a little experiment to see if using an Upworthy-style headline generated more hits. The following simple meditation is cool, but it’s probably not going to blow your mind or shake your world.

Since you’re here, though, why not check it out?

Go back.
Back and back and back.
Take yourself back to that moment before the big bang.
All is present, all is latent,
All is potential,
But nothing is manifest.

Breathe in this moment, take it in you.
It exists as in the story of creation,
But also exists before the start of all we do and encounter in life,
Exists before the start of every year,
Exists upon the New Moon before the start of every moon.
First, everything is not,
Then everything is.

Bismillah!

By what or whose name is all this about now?
Breathe in, breathe out.
Dark, then light.
Nothing, then something.
Perhaps we can get to the bottom of this mystery,
And perhaps we cannot.

It’s the mystery itself and not its solution that matters for us.

Meditate on that!

Salaam.

Note: This meditation was heavily inspired by Sufi mystic and scholar Neil Douglas-Klotz’ absolutely outstanding Desert Wisdoma book I can’t recommend more highly.

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