On October 10th Archbishop Rowan Williams drew the attention of the Pope and other participants at the Synod to The World Community for Christian Meditation as an example of contemporary outreach and ecumenically shared contemplative practice. He highlighted especially the Community's work with children and young people. This was the first address by an Archbishop of Canterbury to a Roman Catholic Synod. Dr. Williams spoke about the profound connection between contemplation and the task of evangelisation.
Photo: Williams during visit to Mediatio House, in London, in 2010
Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice that we find at the core of all the great religious traditions, leading from the mind to the heart. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone from wherever you are on your life’s journey. It is only necessary to be clear about the practice and then to begin – and keep on beginning.