But where do we even start on the daily walk of restoration and awakening? We start where we are. We find God in our human lives, and that includes the suffering. I get thirsty people glasses of water, even if that thirsty person is just me. We visit those shut-ins whom a higher power seems to have entrusted to our care- various relatives, often aging and possibly annoying, or stricken friends from our church communities, people in jails or mental institutions who might be related to us, who benefit from hearing our own resurrection stories. My personal belief is that God looks through Her Rolodex when She has a certain kind of desperate person in Her care, and assigns that person to some screwed-up soul like you or me, and makes it hard for us to ignore that person’s suffering, so we show up even when it is extremely inconvenient or just awful to be there.
when has your life overwhelmed you? what mattered?
inquiry for today~ your life seeps in every now and again for you to re-consider…
What areas of your life do you least hold as sacred? Where do you sense compartments that your spirit and heart have not awakened? Dimensions of your life with little mindfulness and little compassion are the areas where you have forgotten the sacred. As you sense each area, hold it lightly in your heart and consider what it would mean to bring this too into your practice. Sense how each has a lesson to teach, how each area will bring a deepening of your attention and an opening of your compassion until nothing is excluded. Then let yourself rest, feeling your breath and wholeness in this moment. By living with this respectful attention and compassion moment to moment, you sense the sacred in each part of your life.