from the pages of Patrick's
Personal Spiritual Journal
I have been continually bearing these concepts in mind:
These are the verbs. What are their objects?
To slow my pace.
To quiet my mind.
To appreciate each moment.
To enjoy life with all my heart.
Slow my pace--don't rush through to get to the next task. Do this task while you are doing this task. Don't do it to finish it. Do it to do it.
Quiet my mind- Too many voices. Not enough quiet focus. No wonder I miss Your voice. It's drowned out.
Appreciate each moment- Actually experience it! See what You want in each moment. Don't covet tomorrow today.
Enjoy life with all my heart- Really engage. Find joy in the little things of everyday. Don't give up til your heart exults.
One reason why quiet times are so necessary for me is that I cannot maintain inner silence during my normal daily life.
In the busyness the silence I find in my personal times slowly slips away. And if I have a couple of stressful days without adequate alone time with God, my silence is nearly totally lost.
How do I allow the silence and emptiness of heart that I find in those times to become more sticky? They will always issue forth from the place of medication, but I believe I am on the path to not always leaving them there.
I hourly return to:
Patrick is Routine Revelation. These are entries from his personal spiritual journal. Most entries were written several years before they were published. For more on Rev. Riecke, click here.