40 Reflections: 40 days of raw recollections during the Lenten Season
Today is an opportunity.
Religious or not, we all crave a balanced life. Even a glimpse into a time when the pendulum swings equally to and from our emotional, social, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Most days, I can only control the physical and go for a run, swim or walk. However, when it comes to filling my spiritual well, I need focus. Real focus.
Today is the beginning of a 40-day stretch when we are called to make a Lenten commitment. Here is a Spiritual Workout to take you a few steps closer to a harmonious life:
- Fasting – take a break from foods, social media, gossip, or control, you know what you need to limit. Take the first step. Practice self-restraint and be accountable.
- Almsgiving – I hear this word once a year…it makes me happy knowing I have a synonym for the words charitable and generous. So give what you can whether it be the gift of time, money, or stuff!
- Prayer – meditation, yoga, whatever you prefer, just find your quiet place, reflect, and embrace the silence.
May each day bring you closer to the calm, joyful life we all deserve.
Dig Deep: Pray during your next run. Sometimes I say a rosary, or rather just a continuous loop of Hail Mary’s and call it a rosary. 🙂
Lenten Challenge: Try using the word consubstantial in a sentence.