Monday, January 26, 2009

A Sacred Beginning

Welcome to my blog. Welcome to all of you who are in your 60's and if you aren't yet 60, some day you will be! If you are beyond your 60's, I welcome your wisdom and appreciate your fortitude.

I am beginning this blog in order to become more aware of the sacred in my life. Abraham Heschel says, "The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments." I view this stage of my life as the time to not only face sacred moments, but to notice, feel, appreciate, create, honor, and illuminate sacred moments. As a journal writer for most of my adult life, I have noticed that the more I write, the more I find to write about and the more I find worth writing about, the more I write. I think that is true about noticing the sacred in my life. The more I look. The more I see. I am also aware that when others share the sacred in their lives, I become more aware of the sacred moving in my days. I am hoping this blog will become a place for conversation about the sacred --what that means to you and how the sacred is present in your life.

I am sitting in my office and have lit a candle as I always do when I begin to write. The candle is both a signal that I am open to the movement and inspiration of the sacred and a symbol that the sacred's light is always accessible. However, I don't always recognize it and right now I am finding myself a bit anxious about starting this blog. I am not totally clear about my purpose in doing this and in fact, am concerned it will distract me from the other writing I am attempting to do, but at the same time I feel a nudge (A Call seems too presumptuous!) to open myself to the prospect of conversation, of discovery. Therefore, along with my morning meditation time, I sense the writing of this blog will become a spiritual practice for me. Sacred moments.

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