How do you begin the week? Do you move a little slower than usual working your way into the week’s tasks? Or are you organized and ready to jump on the week’s first big thing, only to discover somebody has already disturbed your plans. Or does it depend on the week, some starting off slow, while others start off with a bang. There are a million suggestions about organizing tasks. Some say do the most difficult first, arranging you week in the order of their importance, while I, on the other hand, find doing big jobs impossible if I have the little mosquitos of tiny things flying around in my head. I have to get rid of them first, before I tackle the least attractive thing on my to-do list.
What does all this have to do with meditation and spiritual journeys. It’s because it’s on these Monday mornings that we tend to forget or put off the spiritual tasks we want to do as well. The world calls, and we turn off the music coming from our heart so we can listen to the noise and chatter of the worldly demands. If we are not careful we begin our day with conference calls and meeting deadlines, instead of a moment’s prayer or a slow walk in the woods.
My dear friends, begin your day, your week, each day of your life with a little stillness, a little quiet, a little steadiness. Make sure time for yourself and God is on every week’s to-do list. It is in fact your most pressing engagement. Think about it, and remember if the Lord needs you to run, it is He who will “strengthen you.”