About this image – BJ Jakala
A feeling of deep meditation and prayer dominates the moment. At first, I am lost to the surroundings of the mihrab and mosque as I witness a man in contact with his soul and source. The reflective stillness emanates a gentle peacefulness and deep connection to the eternal. I am filled with a sense of humility and wonder of how many knees have been placed on the floor over the past four to five hundred years.
As I notice the man’s shadow, and imagine he is unaware of it as he prays. It is as though there are two who are praying. I am curious about the prayers of the shadow.
The window on the far left is radiant and is a source of light. I imagine that just beyond the wall the man faces is the source he seeks. Yet, the wall itself is ornamented with beauty of its own. It acts as a barrier and as a facilitator of the creative artistry of a divine source. It holds him in place and enables the connection he desires.
About this image – Ashok Bedi
A prayer is communication with the divine. We pray through our consciousness. However, it the presence of the sacred, not just our light but our shadow is also present. Those who are connected with the sense of the sacred unwittingly put their shadow in service of the divine along with their light. The totality of the psyche is in communion with the sacred. Often it is not via our light but through the shadow that we serve the sacred. When we put our light and potential in service of the society we do good work […]