| Anne C. Williamson |
We’ve spent the last six weeks exploring prayer and Sabbath. The intention has been to learn and listen for, when it comes to prayer and Sabbath, what makes sense to you – in terms of how you understand these practices – and what works for you – that is, offers you c/Connection, peace, growth, joy.
I did not “set out” this round to spend so much time here; but, it makes sense. If we are wanderers on the way of love but do not practice being still (internally), do not practice making space for rest and reconnection, do not practice listening and being glad and going to g/God – however we understand g/God – by any means, then we will still love, of course; but, my experience has been other active emotions – like resentment, fatigue, shame, anger, cynicism, pride – will join us on the journey and begin to crowd out love.
We've read, watched, listened to many ideas over these weeks; in part, this was to remind us that people understand and approach prayer and Sabbath in many ways. In this remembrance, there may have been ideas you’d like to try again or for the first time; wonderful! Mostly, though, I hoped it would give you permission; permission to practice prayer and Sabbath in whatever ways are most c/Connective and restoring for you; permission to figure it out and then change your mind again and again.
I also hoped…Read More