Reframing

Several years ago, I came to understand that daily prayer, meditation, and reflection bring me a sense of being grounded and at peace.  However, instilling a daily practice takes commitment, perseverance, and work. Again and again, I fail to maintain a routine and regularly find myself in a state of anxiety and far from the presence of God and my inner wellspring of wisdom and strength. When this happens, my focus intensifies on my problems, and I struggle to view life through the lens of gratitude and peace.

This morning, in one of my daily readings, I was struck by a different approach to dealing with problems and gaining inner peace. Rather than being frightened and focusing on the problems focus instead on what has already been achieved and become aware of God’s presence in this doing. In trying this simple approach, I was able to reframe my current challenges and see achievements in dealing with them. In so doing I unexpectedly experienced a sense of inner peace, comfort, and calm.

I am once again reminded that learning is an ongoing journey with struggles and new strategies being steps on the way to growth and inner peace.  

It is my prayer to you and to myself that we be open to listening to and hearing the deep inner voice and the voices of wisdom to be found all around us. Blessing to you this day – Jenny

About deepspiritleading

I connect with the Spirit of God in the world around me, my family and friends, the people I meet in my work and daily life, in music, literature, writing, art, sacred scripture, in prayer and meditation, and most of all in nature and silence. I draw strength and sustenance from the presence of God in the small everyday happenings of life. God is always present but I however do not always have my eyes, ears or other senses attuned. Each day I need to remind myself to be awake to God's presence. Keeping a Gratitude journal, planting summer vegetables, savouring a home cooked meal with produce from my garden, holding a loved one, sitting with someone experiencing deep emotional, mental or spiritual pain or saying a silent prayer are some of the ways I keep myself open to God's loving presence in my daily life. In this blog I hope to share with you my experiences of God's deep Spirit leading me in my everyday life to become the person that only God truly knows me to be. I hope you enjoy my musings.
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2 Responses to Reframing

  1. Nettie Hulme says:

    yes it is so strange how we make ‘work’ out of something that delivers so much benefit for so little effort really – I find the same – always amazed at how calmer I feel after only 10 mins of mindfulness..crazy creatures we are …

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