Good afternoon everyone,
Are you guys hanging in there ok?
A good friend of mine posted a question on Face Book the other day: Is any one else feeling a bit stir-crazy? She received many responses…all basically saying YES!!! I was one of the responders. If you are able, click on the attachment. Heather sent it to me the other day. I don’t think the it was meant to be taken personally. Although I will admit that I had to tear myself away from another riveting episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” found another television in the den, and watched a rerun of one of the AFC Wild Card playoff games from early January.
How are you all doing? I am no expert, but a few things help through stir-craziness. Exercise. Even 15 minutes of stretching and walking up and down the stairs a few times helps. Music is always a go-to for me. Even though I love rock’n roll above all, Led Zeppelin or Bruce Springsteen do not exactly calm me down. I turn to something more soothing – go to You Tube and search for meditative music or look up “Adagios: Best Relaxing Classical Music.” Sit and listen for 20 – 30 minutes or so.
Some scripture readings are preferable to others. Psalms 1, 23, 46, 100, 121, 139 work well. Read the Psalm reflectively. Focus on the verses that speak to you. I suggest memorizing a phrase or verse and carrying it with you through the day.
Finally. Meditation. I know some of us still might believe that meditation is too much like Buddhism, or too foreign, or not to be trusted. Simply not true. Most meditation is a practice to add to your life, not a belief system. On your phone or computer, type in “peaceful meditation” and you will get lots of suggestions. Or, I signed up with a site called “Headspace.com” There is instructions on how to meditate. Mini-series of stress relief meditation. Or, what I do, is tap into the daily meditation. It can take anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes per session.
We can do more than just wait these days out…this time of social distancing and staying in the house can become a growing experience for you – even transformative.
May the Lord open your eyes to see all the fortunes that already surround you, revealing the great things he has done…May the Lord fill your hearts with joy and your lips with praise. Amen.
Day 2 (should read Week 2) without sports. Found a lady sitting on my couch. Apparently she’s my wife. She seems nice.