By MarVeena Meek
(c) April 2012
A lot of people have a good work ethic.
They have structure about their life, they know they have to be on the job by 8.
They know they will eat at noon, be back at the desk by 1 and stay there busy till 5 PM.
They know they can expect a check on Friday that will cover basic expense. That is the pay off for working.
There is a pay off for doing spiritualpractices too.
It might not be tangible the way we are used to integrating some thing in our life.
Some times the payoff is tangible.
When it comes to our spiritual practice we tend to let things slide.
A lot of people pray but they don't take the time to listen to spirit.
That is were the pay off is for your prayer.
Take the time to quite your mind, all the mental chatter about what you think you need to do to survive.
This is when the voice of the Holy Spirit can answer the questions you have been praying about.
If you don't take the time to quite your mind after prayer and sit still, you might miss the inspiration, the ideas, thoughts or out right messages the Universe is trying to tell you.
If you get it set on your schedule and let other members of the family know that you meditate at 6 after a while you get into a groove.
Other members of the family respect your time a lone.
This could even be inspiring for the kids to help encourage them to have a daily spiritual practice.
Think of it as charging your internal batteries. Just like I plug in my cell phone every night. I need to plug myself in too!
The payoff is big, a closer sense of alignment with spirit.
Your body, mind and soul make a great team when you are all on the same page. When all levels of being get nourished.
I hope you enjoyed this article today! If you would like to leave a comment you may do so here.
Rachelle G. says
Thanks for the inspiration Marveena! I really liked this article.
Anastasiya Day says
Another great post! I agree, it is so important that other members of the family respect your time alone. Thanks for sharing this article with us.
Lisa Carter says
Thank you so much for this article MarVeena. This is so true and one of my biggest challenges…making alone time for me to pray, listen to God's plan for my life, or just not think of anything at all! Thanks for the reminder and the great advice.
Rose Mis says
I love this article MarVeena! "A lot of people pray but they don't take the time to listen to spirit." … it's like asking for directions but not taking the time to pay attention to the answer and still staying lost!! Great reminder … thank you for all you do!!
Sharon O'Day says
It's interesting that we think we need to schedule our "business" lives, but not our personal lives or our spiritual lives. This means we leave the last two to chance, unless we do make them a conscious priority. Your article is a great reminder of the importance of scheduling (even if loosely) all aspects of our lives until we're sure they're solidly represented in our day. Thanks, MarVeena!
ha! never thought of that … but I definitely see the importance now … thanks for pointing it out MarVeena 🙂