Last Point of Pondering: I am seeing grace as a daily and choice-by-choice practice. Catholic priest Henri Nouwen talks about cultivating practice in daily practice:
Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now new, to be where we are. When we are impatient, we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real things will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else. Let's be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.
Graceful Action: I will be open to facing the daily deaths of: who I am, STRONG held beliefs, of things I love, of relationships and of dreams I hold.
My Current Point of Pondering:
I attended the Workaholic’s Support Tele-Group on Wed…I have an issue with declaring I AM a workaholic…I am someone working to live consciously… AND, one thing that I got from someone’s sharing that I am keeping… “God is my employer”. What I have said for years is, “I work for my Father’s business”. Can be easy to forget that when deadlines are falling down around your life.
Jill shared this with me on the M4L radio show, “How is this happening for me?”
From my mentor/mentee weekly meeting this morning Robin (Hi Robin) give us two questions she asks when a decision needs made in running her business of 30 years, “Is this good for me? And “Is this good for my business?”.
I am playing a game…join me if you’d like…. I am starting everything I am doing by setting up living in vision by poising everything with, “I look forward to xxxxx”.