Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mindfullness

Many people associate mindfulness with many western religions but I am trying to learn it's practice within the framework of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, a Jesuit practice of prayer, meditation and contemplation.

Since dipping my toe into this pool of new ideas I have started to appreciate more.  I have learned to deal with little things that I might have ignored and allowed to begin stewing in me.  I think that I like this new way of being in each moment.

I'm heading out to California with my best friend (who is really more like family after all these years) and I can't wait to sit beside the sea and soak it all in while trying to hear the voice of God.  I really crave the quiet and working at the office is anything but quiet.  This will surely soothe my soul.

Today I say a prayer of thanksgiving for the opportunity for a vacation...even a small one.  I am thankful that I am learning new ways of appreciating, living and dealing with the events of my life.  I pray for my son, your sons and daughters and the soul of Henry, my grandpa.

1 comment:

Lou said...

Ahh..the beach. It does indeed soothe the soul.

Have a wonderful time, it's overdue!