Spirituality, Liturgy and the Tao of Inner Peace
Morning meditation…. I am exactly where I should be, all the things that in my mind were miss-steps or failures were actually exactly what God needed me to experience to prepare me for the next phase. All to often we are so hard on ourselves seeing this life as a straight line we are to follow or a smooth sea to ride upon if we are “good” — the Truth is life is full of zig-zags and storms and we must learn to rejoice in the rain.
Here’s to being content in exactly where you are and knowing you are good.
Morning Meditation: Running the race. Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,”. We must run the race set before us, as I sit here in meditation my body hurting, much like it did the night before – it would be easy to start my own pity party. But the truth is I know that there are those before me and around me dealing with worse. Paul himself spoke of an ailment that plagued him. I must run the race set before me – knowing that there are those before me, and around me to lift me up and encourage the path. God is for us, who can be against us?
Morning Meditation: As I began my morning meditation I went to light my faithful lavender candle….it’s wick was barely visible, and I thought isn’t that like us so many times? Mired in the stresses and baggage of life. I began to hold the flame of the lighter all around the wick until the wax slowly melted away making way for the little wick that was left. God often has to hold us to the flames of life, and I am sure those times as I have experienced are not easy, it burns, sometimes it even hurts to walk along the hot coals of what this life can bring us, but much like my little wick soon we are free from that baggage, and able to bring light to our world again, just as my little candle brought light to my morning meditation. Know that there is hope, and there is light, just sometimes there is a melting away that has to happen to get to that light. Love yourself and know that this journey has many ups and downs and always look for the LIGHT!
Peace be with you.