Let the Thoughts Go…

How did it go last week with your meditation? Did you sit quietly for a few moments, breath deep, close your eyes and relax within the Lord? Did you take 1 minuet, 5 or maybe fifteen? Or was it just too hard to pause from your busy life for some time with God.

I have on my wall a poem written in the 9th century by an Irish monk. This is how it goes, “Pangur Ban, my cat, tis a like task we are at; hunting mice is his delight. Hunting words I sit all night.” Things haven’t changed much over the centuries. I too like that ancient religious sit looking, praying and asking God for the right words for a Sunday morning.

But here is my point. Your mind will always be wandering, searching, thinking, looking for ways to distract you from sitting and relaxing within the Lord. Allow the thoughts to come, to go, to flow just like Pangur Ban the cat. You can’t stop them so just allow them to come and go then you can be with God.

So today, sit straight, feet flat on the floor, take a deep breath, close your eyes and let God be with you. Gandhi said, “Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”

Lord here we are, waiting for you open our spirits to receive your instruction and strength. But most of all be with us, restore us and give us rest. Amen.

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