Are you spending a lot of time at home these days? Unless you are in an essential service…and bless you if you are!… likely you are sheltering in place as far as possible, as am I. Yet I am finding that with all the extra demands and stressors I need to deal with day to day, this staying home is becoming like a full time job!
I am reminded of a spiritual kernel:
Be Still and Do Something
There is so much you can accomplish while being still and staying in. Here is a brief list from my current experience. I invite you to compose your own list.
contemplation (active imagination)
meditation or prayer
writing (and editing)
conversation (by phone or social media, including
FaceTime, Zoom, Skype)
Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, Soduko
Ordering groceries or supplies for home delivery (e.g. Instacart, Amazon, WalMart.com)
Cooking, learning new recipes
What are some activities you are engaged in that I have not covered here?
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I have opened a book of Rumi poetry to this passage (“No More the Presence”/ Coleman Barks, The Big Red Book):
No more meanings.
My pleasure now is with the inner sun, inner moon.
This giving up has nothing to do with exhaustion.
I walk from one garden to another,
waves against my boat, ocean flames refining,
as fresh as flowers and fish calligraphy.
Are you being beckoned to connect with your own inner guidance? We are never truly alone!