Over the last year I have found that life has been tough for various reasons, in bits and pieces I might cope with them all, but one after another in a relentless overlapping procession has left me drained and in need of resources that bring life.
Sometimes even those resources are hard to lay my hands on, but even then if I choose to be mindful the memory of them can be sustaining.
So I wonder,
2. How do you connect/reconnect with God, and where do you find him/her holding you? In my daily meditation. I try to spend 30 minutes every afternoon in silence. It's restful, soothing, and certainly is the place where I feel God's presence most profoundly.
3. Is there a prayer/poem/piece of liturgy that speaks life/sustains you? Almost any Mary Oliver poem will suffice. I can usually find a poem of hers that speaks into what I am feeling, and she says it so very well. Occasionally Billy Collin's poetry will also (I do love his poetry, but it serves a different purpose for me). And often music sustains me. There were literally years when the old, famous,
Dixie Chicks album - and in particular the song, "Not ready to make nice" got me through every day.
4. Is there a piece of music that lifts your heart?(share it or a link to it) see above.
5. Is there a place you run to (even in your imagination? I meditate or exercise or read..