Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Bad Habit: Tuesday's Reflection
Note: I am taking a brief break. No post on Thursday, February 9. Back on Tuesday, February 14.
A confession: I have gotten into a bad habit lately. I check my emails before getting out of bed and that includes reading the newspaper online.
The result: I am all riled up before I even start the day. I have an even harder time settling into my morning devotion/meditation time.
This new pattern is sort of like eating a piece of chocolate before taking my vitamins in the morning.
Now more than ever it is important to stay grounded, to give priority to the ways that give you stability, that deepen your relationship to God, even as you respond to the world in new ways.
So I hereby resolve to check my emails, read the newspaper and other articles that come my way only after I make the bed and slip upstairs to the garret where I begin my day praying and meditating and reading words of wisdom. You can keep me accountable.
Here are some words of wisdom;
Each footstep on the vacillating path of life,
Each heartbeat on the rugged road of growth,
Each passage on the shifting river of renewal,
Each thoroughfare of increasing self-knowledge,
Each route on the way toward further freedom,
Requires the attendance of your wise presence.
Whether the journey is deliberate or unexpected,
Whether the voyage is taken inward or outward,
With every inch of the tentative way that I travel
I count on your companionship and teaching.
Today: I turn to my Wise and Faithful Guide.
Fragments of Your Ancient Name
Are you noticing any new habit that may be undermining your spiritual practice? I would love to know.