Good morning everyone. This post is coming from my grandson's home. His other Grandmother watched him over the weekend, I came back last night. I will be with him for three more days. Sean is such a sweet little guy. He will be two next month and is keeping his Mina pretty busy. He is eating his breakfast as I type this.
I got up a little earlier this morning to have some solitude before our day began.
Every so often my husband takes some extended time in prayer and solitude at Ignatius House. He is usually given an outline to follow. Last weeks was a writing from Henri Nouwen. "Moving from Solitude to Community to Ministry." He made a copy for me to use.
My grandson does not like monkeys for some odd reason. He calls them "hoo hoo's" :) He says, "hoo hoos, bye bye!!!! While reading the handout this morning I came across this. "Your inner life is like a banana tree filled with monkeys jumping up and down." (oh I think I see a journal page here) I can so relate to this can you?? I have a hard time sitting quiet, my mind wonders and makes it difficult to hear. I know this about me, so I have begun to sit with my calendar/journal next to me and when something pops into my mind I write it down and move on. I know God knows this about me, but he also knows my heart and my desire to spend time with him. I am learning to not be so hard on myself when this happens. But I am determined to not give up because I do not do it well. I pray in time the "monkeys" in my mind will lesson as I learn to quiet my mind and heart.
Blessings and hugs and few monkeys!