The muscle is getting stronger, we're entering the region of habit. Are you settling into a regular keeping time and place? It's not too late to start...any glance towards keeping is still doing the work.
Fat Tuesday is so yesterday.
Next stop: "thin places"and "thick" lives!
One Hundred Days of Keeping begins again today.
Have you found a specific time of day to entertain your notebook guest? I'm inviting mine to my morning routine.
It's not about the notebook. It's about using it.
Whether you are tech-ed out and subtracting something for your Lenten practice, or distracted and longing to add some focused attention ...why not try some paper postures? #100daysofkeeping. You'll be in good company! We start in one week -The Wednesday of Ashes. Especially this year, let's choose something small and easy to do each day, something that especially rests us. I am asking myself, "what do I need and want more of?"
That's One Hundred Days of Keeping for this year! Sometime this week let's give ourselves the gift of a block of time with a pencil and paper to notice what has been seeded. We may be surprised once we start writing: How did you fare in your keeping? How many entries did you make? Did you establish a keeping cadence? What do you see about the days you missed? What do you notice about this particular notebook that you hadn't before? What do you notice about yourself? Can you point to any emotions or recurring thoughts coming from our practice? Is there a pattern emerging in the "thoughts that burn?" Is there anything more vital to you since the beginning of this practice? (as in "forms of vitality?") Are you alive to anything new? Do you have new thoughts about your students or your classroom? If you like, share below or on Instagram #100daysofkeeping. If you only participated with your desire, why not make some notes about next year!
We're into the final stretch! Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost and after that comes Ordinary Time and the end of our 100 day journey for this year. May our celebrations find our keeping an ordinary part of each day and us more convinced than ever with Charlotte Mason that every moment is extra-ordinary in this "Redeemed world."
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