Thursday, March 14, 2013


Habit rules the unreflecting herd.
― William Wordsworth
Continuing on this week's theme of reflection and prayer, that's a great quote. Not that there's anything wrong with habits, especially good ones. But even those can get in the way with better things if we stay in the rut. hence the need for reflection. Looking in, looking around, looking through our lives pulls us away from the herd and directs us in new paths..

Which leads nicely into another quote I found in my surfing:
Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what's working and what's not, so that we can make changes for the better.
― Sarah Breathnach
Take the time to reflect on your life, we are being told, especially when we have lost the energy. Don't give up on the reflective mind or the reflective discipline. That's where we will find the renewed energy and a greater touch with ourselves and the world.

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