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.
I am just back from a family reunion that was full and fun and has us off rhythm. In the moments between activity I saw how off I have become and my children are mimicking me. I had been feeling burdened by inner work, but the goal of 10 minutes each day sounds easily doable and oh so necessary. Thank you for the simple yet meaningful idea.
Looking forward to the coming posts! I need to turn my focus inward more often. Thanks.
Thanks for the rhythm suggestion and look forward to going deeper into inner work.