We live in challenging times.
Who would argue? Who doesn’t know someone struggling to manage the details? Maybe you are that someone.
Take heart: challenging times are ripe for practice.
Becoming your own rock
The support created by spiritual practice is never more palpable than in challenging times.
Whatever your chosen practice — meditation, yoga, Reiki, prayer, awareness of the breath, etc. — hold to it now. Be consistent in your effort, even when your effort seems absurdly unequal to the challenges at hand.
If you are steadfast in your practice, it will keep your heart tender, steady, and clear.
Steady practice gives perspective, revealing details and context together in a balanced whole.
Steady practice enables you to sense the timeliness of your participation. It opens the ease to wait when it’s time to wait, and act when it’s time to act, without conflict.
When there is conflict, steady practice helps you recognize that conflict is within the person feeling it, and enables you to explore your inner battlefield, transform your understanding, and heal even festering wounds.
The healing and steadiness you create in your own life is your much needed offering to the world.
In challenging times, the foolish forsake practice, dooming themselves to foolishness without end, while the wise cling to practice.