I often get caught up in process. I am a process consultant, after all! I tend to get lost in the how to’s and the how not to’s and actually my own crazy understanding of who I am. David Zahl of Mockingbird calls this face to the outside world our ‘curated self’.
This obsessing used to keep me from experiencing the simple act of talking to God and listening for a response. I have found that in those muddled moments I need to use a prompt to help. I often use poetry or music for that.
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
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