Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wisdom for Today

"The spiritual life is not a specialized part of daily life. Every­thing you do in the day, from washing to eating breakfast, having meetings, driving to work, solving problems, making more prob­lems for yourself once you have solved them, watching television or deciding instead to read, going to a restaurant or a movie or going to church, everything you do is your spiritual life. It is only a matter of how consciously you do these ordinary things, how attentive you are to the opportunities they offer for growth, for enjoyment, and how mindfully, how selflessly, how compassion­ately you perform them."

Laurence Freeman, osb

from the book "The Monastic Way: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living"

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