It’s easy to get caught up in good intentions to help improve the world, but Merton cautions us that we must be careful not to lose our inner peace in the process.
Category: Kingdom of Days
These posts are thoughts about daily living, and how to make the ordinary days mindful and maybe even a little better. Its easy to see each ordinary day as insignificant in the scope of a lifetime, but the vast majority of my lived days will be ordinary days. And the accumulation of these individual days builds the story of my life. So I try to pay attention to what I’m doing in these ordinary days as I build my kingdom of days, my life story.
Like crows, our minds pick up a lot of shiny things over the course of a lifetime. And this includes beliefs about ourselves that are very hard to let go.
The Speed of Change
Change can happen at radically different speeds, but it always leaves us vulnerable.
Having Trouble With Transitions?
When incorporating rest/relaxation into our lives, it’s also important to consider the way we handle the transitions.
Finding The Right Rest
We require a balance between activity and rest. We even need rest from the activities we love, and bring us joy. I explore six different categories of rest and identify how each is uniquely different.
Life Is Not A Contest
Frank Bruni’s “sandwich board theory of life” helps me realize the futility of viewing life as a contest.
Gifts to My Future Self
Here’s a new technique I’ve been experimenting with that is helping me develop self-compassion.
Life Lessons From a Labyrinth
Three life lessons that emerged from reflecting on a labyrinth walk.
The Wheel of Time and Lessons on Discernment
Although my decisions won’t affect the fate of humanity, I’m finding some lessons on discernment from the Amazon series The Wheel of Time.
The Gift Inside The Gift
Lately I’ve needed help from other people. And that has me thinking about what a blessing this has been.