10.02.2007

Embracing the Journey

The day after tomorrow I start my opening retreat for Spiritual Direction training. I'm so excited that my tail's about to wag right off my rear.

I feel better about this decision than I have about any other discernment-type action that I've made in a long while. (No, I still haven't written my Ember letter.) My experience with the people involved in this organization (and with the assigned readings!) is that there's a strong belief both in disciplined personal practice, but also in freedom within that discipline. I feel like a parched plant in rain.

10 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! The program looks good. I'll be very interested to hear about it, because I'm in the Shalem Progam.

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  2. blessings to you!

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  3. Yay! So pleased for you.

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  4. Hurray! I was wondering if and when you were going to start.

    Many blessings on the retreat day and the whole enchilada.

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  5. I can't wait to hear more! Brainstorm ideas for us "prayer life? what prayer life?" unfortunates.

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  6. Yay Mrs. M! Wagging right along with you.

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  7. I'm happy for you.

    I admire you, and I hope I am not being forward for asking you to share your quest.

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  8. That's great, Mrs. M! I'm excited for you and am looking forward to hearing more!

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"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins