One facet of staying awake is being present enough to what is happening so that we can hear what God is saying to us. In the gospels, the phrase “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” is repeated by Jesus multiple times (Mk 4:9, Mk 4:23, Mt 11:15, Mt 13:9, Lk 14:35). This phrase always… Continue reading Listening To God
Savoring Our Moments
Savoring is a specific practice I’m cultivating in my Lenten journey to stay awake and present. Very often, our days become routine – we do the same things repeatedly and even think the same way. This makes time appear to pass very quickly. Savoring is a way to break out of the dullness of too… Continue reading Savoring Our Moments
We must learn to be ok with some discomfort if we want our lives to change.
Staying Attentive To How We Spend Our Time
Ash Wednesday prompts us to reexamine how we spend our time, money, and energy. Are our actions in line with our priorities?
Some Unexpected Benefits from Strength Training
Strength training has given me more than just a stronger body; it’s also led to some surprising mindset shifts.
Prayer for A Perfect (Ordinary) Day
After being away for a week, I’m now home again and into my regular routine. Instead of seeing sunrise over the ocean, my morning walk now provides a view of sunrise over traffic. So much of life consists of normal, ordinary days that speed by as frantically as cars on their morning commute. Here’s a morning prayer for days like these.
Book: Four Thousand Weeks
All that we’ve accepted about personal productivity may be doing us more harm than good. The book “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” offers a different approach.
Look for the Marvels
Our focus on spiritual work shouldn’t exclude experiencing the marvels of the physical world.