Review: Companion Books for Sufi Meditation

Posted here from my ongoing blog as it has relevance to my Camino walk. Elaborating on two of my spiritual take-alongs while on the journey: Sufi meditation practice and two companion guidebooks. I tell their effect and how they worked for me. It would have been a very different walk without them…

The Lifepath Dialogues

In May-June of this year I walked the Camino Francés to Santiago de Compostela. During my journey I undertook a daily spiritual practice from the Sufi tradition as a walking meditation. In a post entitled Momentum from my Camino blog The Essential Way, I wrote a bit about wazifa chanting practice, invoking any of the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, as a spiritual take-along due to its deepening effect on me. I can’t begin to tell you how important the practice turned out to be during this time. I chose specific wazifas that guided me and shaped focus and experience. When my body was having difficulty, they eased my pain and got me up mountains. When the day on the trail became long and my mind grew bored, they brought my awareness to presence and the beauty surrounding me. When I wrestled with uncertainty or issues, they helped usher…

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