As the new year arrives, it’s a natural time to start thinking of practices that will help us improve our lives. Our first inclination is to start with how we can improve our bodies, so we make resolutions regarding our diets and good intentions to exercise. We also realize that we need to nurture our minds, so we observe the practice of reading a new book or taking a class. But, it’s much harder to identify ways to attend to our spirituality.
"Art is not an end in itself. It introduces the soul into a higher spiritual order, which it expresses and in some sense explains." -Thomas Merton, monk, writer, theologian.
Contemplating art can be a means for spiritual connection. It can provide moments of spiritual awakening.
Here’s the honest truth: this project titled “How to Be Less Busy” has been sitting on my desk for the past
forty-four 51 days. I’ve missed the deadline on completing it four times. Every time I’ve set about to get this thing done, some other dramatic need swoops in to tyrannize my time. I’ve just been too busy to write about not being too busy.