Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Back to Basics - Again
What a joyous opportunity to serve with great love in small ways last week in N.C. with Cindy! When we tend, nurture, serve and offer a peaceful setting for healing and renewing a body under physical stress of disease, perhaps some of that comes back to us as caregivers and convicts that we need to take our own advice:
Get plenty of rest.
Drink lots of water.
Stay actively engaged in things worthwhile.
Spend time in thoughtful prayer and meditation.
Go to sleep early enough to greet the day well-rested.
Haven't we heard that somewhere before? So why do we not do consistently what we know to be true? Sure, we go at it in fits and starts, but our zeal fades somewhere along the way. Having seen the benefits of creating a safe space for nurturing health, I am trying to replicate the same in my own home with renewed commitment.
I even learned some surprising medical discoveries about the power of contemplation and prayer to alter the brain. Amazing. Will share later...
God be with you and yours as the days unfold before us, and I pray we can receive with grace whatever comes to us this day. Amen.