Meditation vs. Tefillah
Meditation is one thing, and tefillah is something else. Meditation is great, it’s wonderful – but it’s not Tefillah. Meditation is a matter of intellect. Intellect is very important. It’s one of the big foundations of greatness. But Tefillah is something else. Tefillah is when you take the results of your meditation and speak directly to Hashem, thereby awakening the emotions in your heart. When you say “אתה”, your heart starts to pump because you are talking directly to Hashem. “Atah – You, Hashem”.