Out of the Monastic Corridors and back into MY life

in the halls of the Benedictine Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado

Good Morning, God!

I am MOSTLY home. But, part of me still yearns for the simplicity of life in the Retreat Center. Three hours of sitting in Centering Prayer a day. Sitting intentionally in Your Presence — saying YES to You. It was a GIFT.

Looking at the simplicity of this hallway — leading from the gift shop to the chapel — I am mindful of the amazing clutter of my office and of my downstairs guest room, now my unpacking area.

And my assignment is? To go slow? To do less? To listen?

Ah, God, so many years of my delighting in BUSY and FAST! This is change is HARD! It makes me think of the time it takes to turn a large aircraft carrier. Turning does take TIME and EFFORT.

Did I MEAN the YES I said? I DID! But, now comes the logistics of simplifying. Of making room for the BEST which will mean?  Hmm. I suspect PAINFUL CHOICES.

Upon my return from church, God, I shall SIT in SILENCE. And, perhaps, You will suggest SMALL CHANGES of my Heart — as well of my schedule. Maybe, just maybe, You have JOY in mind for me?

Joy AND Pain? Ah, well, into Your Hands, God!

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Posted in a hand up, self care as self compassion and humility, Silence, slow incremental change, Transitions

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