Friday already...3 precious days of transformation behind me - and I seem to be drinking wine and eating pretty much what I feel like (within the constraints of the "build a better Kathryn" campaign, which continues unabated).
But I feel more engaged by and with Lent this year than for some time...so what AM I actually doing?
Well - I'm doing LESS.
My Spiritual Director has charged me with spending 10 minutes a day being still before God...Not praying...not fidgeting over my faults and failings or hurling a frantic battery of entreaties but just being present in silence and whatever inner silence I can muster...being still.
Meanwhile, I had been enjoying "Beyond Busyness" - after someone recommended it when I found myself with an unexpected reading day. The lack of regular activity on this blog is testimony to my daily struggles with time management - with discerning the difference between the important and the urgent, with frittering precious time simply because I'm too busy to work out how to use it well...so I was ready for anything but unprepared for how wonderful "time wisdom" is
I'm not going to try and summarise the book - if you CANT find the time to read it, then you surely really need to! - but I will try and track my progress in not being busy through this Lent.
Thus far, it feels lovely - spacious, thoughtful - qualitatively different
And - I'm doing something really special too.
I'm spending time every evening listening to a beloved piece of Lenten music...Not doing anything else. Just listening.
It's wonderful :)