A friend reached out this a.m. after reading St Therese’s prayer. She has lost both her parents in the last few months. We chatted a bit about grief and asking for strength. She commented she wasn’t sure who she was talking to in her head, but that traditional beliefs did not have a presence in her life right now.
Completely understandable, we don’t feel very spirited in the wilderness.
It got me to thinking…
Faith. Does it matter what you are having faith in, or just that you are choosing to believe?
And which feels better right now– to project hope into a future positive possibility or to fear the worst?
Faith is seeing possibilities, not just problems. (What is a problem solver anyway? I think it’s just someone that believes in possible solutions.)
“In the Bible, it says that God created the world and saw that it was good. That is what you see when you look from stillness without thought.”Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks
Put it away, just for a bit. Trust that you will gain more than you miss. Be “it” your phone, your worries, your responsibilities. (Who do you think you are, Jesus Christ Superstar? )
It’s all good, except the self imposed busy-ness. Let it go today. Choose balance. Your life will be the better for it.
This Week's Muse:
Sundays are the best. They are intended for rest. And if you find yourself unable, due to vocation, vacation, or education- well, just figure it out. The day of the week doesn’t really matter, the intention is to rest after hard work, but before burn out.
Breathe, pay attention, enjoy, give thanks, and rest: easy.
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