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speaks of meditation in many ways. Of course, we pray as we
must. But then we run out of the door and our busy lives take
over. The Bible also tells us to
wait. See Psalm 27:14, for
example. We need to take time to let all of the thoughts that are
swirling around come together in a meaningful way. That is
the purpose of meditation. And it is not easy. We have to make it
happen. This book suggests an approach to help you do just
When you are hungry, you
"feel the need to eat" - so you eat and that "need" goes away for a
while....Your body let's you know! You do not have to put it on you
"to do" list. This does not happen automatically for things like
exercise or paying bills or starting each day in your secret
garden. You have to make a conscience effort...an make new
There is no need to spend
a lot of money or rearrange your life completely. But, if you are
creating your Secret Garden in your home, carve out a space and
make it special.
When you get a cut on your
finger, it heals one cell at a time. There is no way to rush
it. You can hinder the healing process by letting it get dirt in
it. You may be able to facilitate the healing process by putting
Neosporin and/or a band aid on it. It is the same with the healing
of our soul. We can’t rush it. But we can support and encourage it.
We do this by maintaining our focus on God, by daily seeking the
Joy, by sharing.
There are times
in everyone's journey when you feel alone or like a failure and you
think it is only you. That is normal. That is being human. But,
take heart. Here I share a few stories of others who have failed
and got back up or had epiphanies that helped them. You are not
Sometimes you need to talk to someone about a specific, difficult
issue....This is not a sign of weakness! In fact, it can take a lot
of courage. Pray about finding the support you need.
Hush my anxious
soul, for you surely have nowhere to go. Except to the Light from
above, that has wishes only to fill you with love.