Our church is nearing the end of our floor redo and I was instructed, by the senior warden, to go check out the beautiful rugs. Which I did.
An empty church really brings home the phrase “sacred space” because without all the hoohah of the pews, paraments, Prayer Books, hymnals and other things that help with worship; it’s just you and the Big Guy. (And maybe a couple of Karistans on a beautifully polished floor.)
I sat on one of the new rugs, as you can see. (Although I would have liked to sit in the lotus position, I’ve not been able to do that for over 25 years now. I can’t bend my knees anymore. Pat, in his permobile at night, would sit in the lotus, but he was better at most things than I, except of course, survival…)
It’s been a rough couple of days. I started working on the new book and the first thing to do is to read the journals and revisit the years of worry that culminated in the ALS diagnosis. Got so upset, I had a difficult time sleeping. Merlin told Wart that when you’re in a pickle, the only cure is working or learning. So I started walking in the morning to clear my head, pulled out my DoTerra capsules and oils for nightime relief and then FORCED myself to plow through the bad handwriting that comprises my journals. So far it’s working, I’m back on track.
And there is a third way too. While sitting there in the quiet empty sanctuary, I thought about this hurdle in the book, and remembered to give thanks to the One who lent me such a great guy for so many years and provides so much happiness in my life now.
As Meister Ekhart reminds us: “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”(thank you Brainy Quotes https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/meister_eckhart_149158)