I spent this morning at the Contemplative Outreach Center in Denver (my home away from home) practicing Centering Prayer and Lectio Devina. The words that resonated for me today were, “Do not sink into the ocean of despair…. Oh heart of hearts, set a true course that I can follow.”
It is easy for me to believe that everything is awful right now. Certainly that is all that is being blasted by the news and social media. But when I focus on what is right in front of me I see the beauty of the changing seasons, simple kindness in the shops, sweet messages from friends, and wonderful things that people are creating to connect with their community.
This weekend please join me in turning off all the noise. Let us instead focus on what is beautiful and kind right in our midst.