Well, today is Simplicity Monday on Summer Time. Monday was the wonderful feast of light and cleansing and renewal in St. John, and yesterday I spent time at the horse farm and then at the lake with dear friends, fireflies, live bluegrass music and swimming…so today is Simplicity Monday!
To take up this theme of renewal and cleansing, I think one must be clear: inner work in order to discern what needs renewing and cleansing is so important. The seed of light cannot grow within us unless we take the time to be in stillness. And without that, it is difficult to lead a family, to model for our children what we want them to be if we ourselves cannot do it.
So, for today, create a space in your day where you can spend just ten minutes a day in silence at a rhythmical time each day. More to come on inner work all this week and next.