Today I realized I have not written at all about Lent! It is easy for me to lose track of time and let tasks slip by until I have a huge pile of undone phone calls, visits, paperwork, emails to tackle. I know I am busy and I don't procrastinate on all my work, but it is a time like this that I feel overwhelmed and confused about where to start. So what to do? I am more and more aware that I often do not ask for help, do not delegate enough, do not say no to things like invitations to special events. I have a hard time narrowing down what is a priority and what would be nice. Even sitting down and thinking about what I should do is not something I do on a regular basis. But, if I take five minutes of my busy time and settle down into connecting with God, then my path becomes clearer. It does not really matter if I chant, or breath, or sing, a centering prayer, just that I do. Of course the universe of chaos tries to interrupt that five minutes, the phone rings, sirens sound, my wife needs to talk to me in that precise moment. But, it is okay, if I need to I can come back and try again.
How about you what interrupts your centering exercises? What causes you to get off kilter? For me writing helps, and asking for help from the universe helps, these are two practices which I am still getting the hang of, even now, even after years of experience. Let me know what works for you cause I need all the help I can get! Blessings, Pastor Steve