During these times I have been able to introduce people to the reason I do things and how I see the spiritual journey. This has opened up some great late night discussions.
I have also had the chance to give hospitality. One of the cornerstones of our way of life!
Yes loosing the routine is hard but the routine is a tool which prepares us for the work in the world.
These last couple of weeks the world came right to me. Right in my own house, and guess what? I was ready to serve and to give hospitality.
Next week I think we have some new house guests and I am actually looking forward to it. I am finding the middle way in all this. My prayer times may be shorter, but they are still happening. Prayer has truly become the basis of my whole life.
So from this I would like to remind you not to fight against the distractions. Embrace them. You never know what chance you may have to be of service to another person. Obviously it is not good to go looking for distractions as a way to avoid the work of prayer and meditation, but if they arise naturally then embrace them.
As a side note Talk about serendipity. Today when I opened my e mail, I had received a message from the Rev. Amy Long with those exact words....... Embrace the Distractions. The Gods are often closer than we think.