Tuesday, November 15, 2011

hello adolescence. again.


Well, that last post was . . . dramatic.

Wow, it is so hard to get back into the routine of paying attention to the divine in my life. Something that seemed so normal in bible college (not necessarily natural, but normal) now seems way too foreign to me. I feel thrown back into ten years ago, where i was trying to learn simple things like mindfulness and breathing.

It's a good journey. It's a hard lesson. Is it weird to hate breathing?

I remember a time in my life when I was at Bible College that I was so terrified at my role as a campus leader that I woke up early every morning just to pray, because I was so afraid that I would screw up my students or my role or my life that I was so aware of my dependence on the divine to tangibly guide my path every single moment.

I wonder now if that was silly or if that was really really wise.

Lessons from a 19 year old. Maybe we should live our life in such awe of what is around us, and what is in us, that we should live in this sort of healthy holy terror of ourselves, our connectedness, our capabilities, and of God's love and call for our lives. Maybe starting the day off with a realization of our cosmic significance and big-ness is the only sane way to begin our days. And a healthy dose and acknowledgement of the overwhelming grace for us if we do stumble or make a mistake, the love of community and God, the significance and meaning of both our good intentions and sincere apologies.


1 comment:

Katrina said...

Daily devotion is one of those small things that keeps us balanced between what our spirit knows and the organic nature of life.

Sitting with that energy every day, at least for a few moments, also probably keeps us from straying too far into absolutes and ideas of what our purpose and role is. Sometimes I've been so stuck on an idea that my actions have come from ego, rather than a loving spirit. Experiencing grace and giving myself over to the divine for a few minutes keeps me a bit more grounded into what is truly loving as opposed to what my head thinks.