Time to breathe, to look around yourself with nothing else to do but look; time to close your eyes and feel life drum softly all around you.
Do you ever actually pine for that ?
Mind, body AND spirit—that’s who we are, but where is the care carved out for that part of ourselves that remains most hidden ?
We stretch our minds, we hone our bodies, but when do we ever spend much time with our spirits ?
Forty days — Jesus was in the desert forty days, praying and fasting, readying and steadying himself, so the story goes. Well: we are approaching Lent now. Maybe we could use this time as an unexpected ‘gift’ – mirroring his time in the desert…. using it as a time to breathe, to look around yourself with nothing else to do but look; time to close your eyes and feel life drum softly all around you.
Yearn for it ? YES!
A prayer for Lent…
grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.