Seek through prayer and mediation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him or her. — Variation of Page 96, Daily Reflections .
Mondays are days of good intentions. I can’t tell you how many diets I’ve started on a Monday, for example. Today being a good example.
Well, if there is any post-it note that should go on my refrigerator it should’t be the usual “keep closed, look in the mirror.” It should be “Improve conscious contact with God.”
I also like the caveat inserted by AA that says “as we understand Him.” The caveat reminds me of Luis telling the congregation to go as far as we can go with our belief, and that’s sufficient with God. But back to the “conscious contact.”
There are times in my life I let God be that lurking presence in my background. There if I need him, but I hardly was in constant communication with him. It was my loss.
We meditate and pray to change our relationship with God, and the more we are in “conscious contact” the more the rest of our life seems to fit nicely in place.
Lifestyle gurus counsel to do the most important thing we have to accomplish in the day first thing. Many authors take that advice and write first thing in the morning. (I by the way, don’t adhere to that good advice. I have to remove the mosquito’s in the room first — bills, unanswered emails or calls, etc.). But I realized this morning as I start out again with good intentions that in fact I do do the most important thing first most mornings. I meditate and pray in a poor attempt to improve my conscious contact with God.
I don’t think what I do is right for anyone else, but the idea is the right one. Find a time in your day to be in contact. I think you will find if you do, that all else will become secondary.