The Inner Landscape

Another Question

If you aren’t yet reading Abbey of the Arts, I hope you will find your way to this post.

One of the reasons I posed the question in my previous post is my feeling of a deep need for more reflective time and fewer obligations. I love my new position, but the commute added to my day means I’m just more tired when I get home in the evening. I need my day to include devotional practice, and by need, I mean require in order to survive!

As an extrovert, I have said "yes" to many things that feel important and offer human contact, and in my previous setting, that was appropriate. But adjustments must be made now.

Does anyone know a spiritual osteopath?

9 thoughts on “Another Question”

  1. As a fellow extrovert, I too say yes to way more than I should for my comfort level and that of my family. Sometimes I forget that alone/recharging time is good for everyone I come in contact with, not just me.

  2. Thanks for the link Songbird.
    Parker Palmer has some wonderful wisdom in his book Let Your Life Speak:
    “There is as much guidance in what does not and cannot happen in my life as there is in what can and does – maybe more.”
    “Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch.”
    Blessings this day! Christine

  3. Well, yes.I am blessed in having an exceedingly expert spiritual osteopath,-who somehow even manages to be one of my best friends too. But she’s in Gloucester. Does this mean you might need to come over for regular appointments? Like, monthly?? (says Kathryn, clutching at straws!).
    It’s good you’re noting and acting, sweetie, before it all gets too heavy and unmanageable. Love and prayers that you find a route that works for you xx

  4. I always find that banging my head against a wall is almost as good as an osteopath, but then I am not very smart about these things.
    Know that no matter how unmoored you feel, there are so many of us who love you, and you are more grounded than you feel today.

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