Not me

This technique is based on the over sixty verses in the Quran that indicate everything in heaven and earth belong to Allah… in other words the things I see and experience are not mine - they are Allah’s creation.

Some of these verses include:

To God belongs the east and the west; wherever you go there will be the presence of God. God is Omnipresent, Omniscient.(2:115)

To God belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth, and all matters are controlled by God.(3:109)

To God belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything in them, and He is Omnipotent.(5:120)

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First, as with all meditaton practices, take a comfortable position and remind yourself of your intention to worship Allah; a few deep breaths are good here.

Then, as you sit in silence, just notice what arises in your consciousness. As noises, ideas, sensations, and emotions come into awareness, gently remind yourself that they belong to Allah… they are not yours.

Specifically, as anything comes into your awareness, silently repeat mentally … not me, not me, not me; this belongs to Allah.

In this way you empty yourself of the false idea that things are yours. When you do this you affirm Allah’s Truth, as revealed in the Quran, and you will find lasting peace in your Heart.

As with all meditation practices, take what you get! Expecting certain experiences or outcomes is the biggest barrier tosuccessful practice. Allah is in control… let Him lead. The key is practice, practice, and more practice.

Silent meditation can be challenging - so be kind to yourself - don’t push it. In the beginning meditate for a few minutes longer than is comfortable. Most of us seasoned meditators find that forty minutes is optimal.

peace on you

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Robert Flegal 2014