Starving at a Well Laid Table…
Most of our life is spent starving at a well laid table because we don’t know how to use the gifts that we’ve received. – Thomas Keating
EXACTLY!!! I couldn’t agree more. This quote touches at the heart of what this blog is about. Allow me to improv on some of these key phrases:
- spent starving – So many of us have such an impoverished spirituality. We’re surviving on fast food, junk food, processed food, or no food. We feel anemic, weak, unmotivated, blocked, out of control, hopelessly looking for the exit to this place.
- well laid table – Yes! There really IS a well laid table! What a beautiful picture….who doesn’t desire a fantastic culinary spread! But how do we find it? There is so much talk these days on eating well – so many books, internet articles, TED talks, etc on the subject. I’m not a health food fanatic but even I am getting the idea that I need to eat better….so I’m making daily decisions that lead me in that direction. I’m also learning why I need to eat better and how create delicious food that is much healthier. But the key thing here is that I’ve made a decision to break with my old diet concept and to follow a better one.
- don’t know how – unfortunately there is not near as much information “out there” on changing your spiritual diet. In all my years growing up in church, I don’t remember any talks, studies or conferences that taught me “how” to pray. That’s what this blog is for. I want to feed you some of the ideas that it has taken my years to stumble upon….ideas have have been feeding my soul….and can hopefully feed yours as well.
- gifts we’ve received – We HAVE been given gifts. Like spiritual sensitives or interfaces that we need to discover and then develop. When you buy the latest new gadget, if you’re like me you start randomly pushing buttons to see what the thing is capable of. What if you did that some w/ the spiritual app of your life. (it may be hidden in a little used directory tucked away somewhere) What would happen if you pushed on the Gratitude button more often. Or the Journaling (written life reflection) feature. Or there’s the more advanced Silence Switch where you turn off the noise from the world and slowly and gently find your way from your mind to your heart. What would happen???