Returning to the centre: Reflections on the Hajj – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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The ritual of Hajj is about being realigned with what our inner selves ought to be orbiting: presence with Allah, a focussed consciousness that is often absent in the giddy spin of normal life. (What does your life revolve around?

Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight:

Walking must be one of the oldest human rituals. I like this interpretation of circling around the Ka’ba during the Hajj as circling around what matters most to your soul. It resembles e.g. Christian use of labyrinths in church buildings. Maybe people of different beliefs and convictions should not sit at a table together to talk: they should walk together 😉

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