Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver in “The Summer Day”
Actually, godliness is a great source of profit when it is combined with being happy with what you already have. We didn’t bring anything into the world and so we can’t take anything out of it: we’ll be happy with food and clothing. But people who are trying to get rich fall into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful passions that plunge people into ruin and destruction. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some have wandered away from the faith and have impaled themselves with a lot of pain because they made money their goal.
1 Timothy 6:6-10
What is your goal, your intention for this day? For this month? This year?
Setting intentions – keeping that which is important to us front and center – can help us keep temptation and distraction at bay so that we can focus on becoming the person we are called to be.
Every day, give yourself a quiet moment to reflect on where your heart and soul are guiding you. This moment. Right now.
Maybe you’ll want to write down a few notes, or draw something out, or simply use the time to work through your calendar and consider how you can reframe your day as an opportunity to live out your values.
With practice, what you may find is that you’re cultivating an ability to approach the world with a quiet centeredness that enables you to respond to distractions and temptations with renewed clarity.
I want to be the person I am called to be.
My intention for this day, this week, is to quiet my mind, listen to my soul, and renew my goals as a person of faith.
Go and live fully and wholly in the places you are called this day.