Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
friendship privacy solitude Friendship
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Cannot Human Live Meditation Religion
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Consciousness Dissolution Eternal Infinity Knowing
meditation vs prayer = listening vs talking
Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.