Word for today: Pause
The monk in the world knows that holy pauses are essential for discovering the meaning of our experiences. There is no map. We can only drop deep into our hearts to guide us through our next steps.
—Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within
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That sounds like a wonderful way to start your morning and end the day, Marg!
I love to pause in the early morning dark, lighting candles and just sitting in bed with a hot cup of coffee. I like to repeat this just before bed. I sense God with me in the lit candles, and relax back into cushions as if in the Everlasting Arms. These pauses book-end the day — starting me off well and ushering in sweet slumber.
A pause is best able to bubble up from within me. If I do not tend the garden through meditation, song and rest, there will be only tired work instead of creativity in my soul.
Wonderful, Sandy. Can I borrow that phrase “bubble up?” I need some more bubble in my life!