Virtue of Contentment
Saturday, October 13, 2012
"Oh sacred season of autumn, be my teacher, for I wish to learn the virtue of contentment."
This is a quote from a wonderful book of meditations, "Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim."
by Fr. Edward Hay.
He speaks of autumn as a season of contentment, full barns, harvested fields, and the busy work of growth and giving life is now completed.
Time to reflect and I suggest time to appreciate what we have and have accomplished as we move into this season.
I become very self critical and demoralized at times when I feel I am sabotaging my own efforts. The Fr Hay reminds me to reflect, allow contentment, and remember all we have given, and all we have received. It is ok to take time out from the busyness and strife. It is ok if we plateau for a while. Reflection will give us strength.
May we allow ourselves kindness and appreciate these autumn days for what they can teach us.
"May I know the contentment that allows the totality of my energies to come to full flower." (Fr Hay)
This week I had two wonderful, cool, breezy and sunshine filled walks in the woods. I was fully reminded of this splendid season of contentment.
Not sure if this blog is making sense or if the thoughts seem to random. But I think I will post it anyway. That is part of the fun of being able to blog to fellow Sparkers.