Thursday, November 15, 2007

NaBloPoMo Gratitude # 15

Halfway through this month of gratitude posts and still at it! This has turned out to be a wonderful spiritual discipline so I've decided this is what I am grateful for today, spiritual disciplines. Prayer, yoga, meditation, journaling and the other practices that have some regularity in my spiritual life, and that have served at various times as boot camp and book ends, backbone and backdrop. It's allways best for me when a practice assumes a regularity, a rhythm that brooks no discussion, it just is as regular as breathing. If it is morning, I do yoga and pray before anything else. If it is evening, I journal and pray before sleeping. These are the times when life goes smoothest. Then of course, I fall out of the pattern, let life interfere, and must begin again, finding my way back. And I am grateful that the practices are there waiting for me to come back to them.

4 comments:

Katherine E. said...

It really IS such a good idea, Kate--this posting on gratitude every day. Someone (I think it was mompriest) said she's going to start doing that for Advent, and I think I just might join her. Are you going to continue? I love having a new post from you everyday, so, whether it's continuing with gratitude or something else, I hope so!

RevDrKate said...

Katherine I don't know if I can keep up the pace every day. I do like it in a way, but I also fear I am sometimes just "saying something" to say something...but then school will be out and I am holding that out as the great hope for oh so much about getting my life back. It is nice to be appreciated though, thanks!

mompriest said...

Spiritual practice, discipline...sometimes it is just doing for the sake of doing...but even that is a path of spirituality...I suspect that if I do this for Advent, as I intend, there will be days when I post just to say something...but well, it will be something! And, that's a good thing...(geeze. I hope this makes sense...)

RevDrKate said...

MP,It does make sense! And I'd be glad to hear it, too.