How often do I moan that I don’t have enough time?
This week as I prepare for my Camino walk, I’m reviewing a workshop I attended at The Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, MA.
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Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love
“So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. Recapture time as a gift and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.”— Br. Geoffrey Tristram
I remember a turning point in my life was sitting in a monastery chapel and hearing the opening verses of Psalm 62: “Only in God is my soul at rest. From Him comes my salvation.”
I realized how I was filling up time and exhausting myself through work. When had my life and the world gotten so far out of balance?
As I worked through the workbook in Lent 2015, I acknowledged that there is a cadence to life. It is a rhythm that needs to be constantly reset with a cycle of prayer and love. But first I have to stop the cycle of ceaseless and useless activity. The circle completes when I again feel God’s embrace as His beloved child, held tightly in His arms and bathed in His love.
Are you interested in having the cycle become your daily habit? You can download the workshop workbook here: WORKBOOK.
I’m going to develop a daily ritual starting each day with a refreshing STOP and then PRAY. And ending each day in LOVE.
I do have enough time to be fully present with God.
Blessings, my friend,
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