It’s been a while since I’ve added to this, since I’ve been in a whirlwind of activity since October. In October I went down to see my son graduate from Marine Boot Camp. They run an ordeal that they call “The Crucible.” The Marines are a tough outfit, and I am so proud of my son for his commitment to our country, and his capacity to make the most of himself. November saw me dealing with any number of obstacles that arose on the home front and the day job. I realized throughout these storms of activity, that any one particular problem would once drown me in anxiety, but prayer has become such a practice for me now, and in it the antidote for anything.
Being fully in my body, enjoying “Here and Now” makes for a sense of presence such that I can engage the fullness of myself in any emergency or exigency that arises. Defining the problem, getting the information I lack, and then taking steps to act on the decision made from that information frees me from anxiety while I wait for the solution to resolve. My habitual prayer to my spiritual guidance: “Help me to resolve this issue as simply as possible” surely facilitates things.
Creator, today I make the awareness to thank you for all that I have, the good things as well as the problems, for it is through the occasional troubles that we can be challenged to grow. Amen.