I like to keep Busy!
My main problem with spiritual practice is that I’m not slothful enough. I can’t bare to sit quietly – even for 30 seconds.
I tidy the house like a madwoman. (although I’m not big on actually cleaning) I keep my desk clear of any unfinished task, even ones involving dates two years in the future.
When it comes to meditation, prayer, mindfulness – whatever name you care to give to intentional time with God, Higher Power, Self, Nature – I resist.
I’m a do-er.
My latest attempt at slower paced spiritual practice involves staying in bed. The alarm goes off at 6:00. I shut it off and roll over to connect with God, reminding myself of a 10th century Mozarabic hymn,
“Though bodies slumber, hearts shall keep their vigil.”
I’m not really sleeping, but I doze off for a few minutes, then wake and remember my meditation/prayer/sloth.
Accompanied by pillows, blankets, birdsong and the warm body of my husband, this is a fine prayer indeed. Sometimes I invoke the name of the Holy Trinity and fall back asleep a third time.
If it is Saturday I can spend well over an hour in spiritual practice.