Day 213, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
“Wherever you go, you will always bear yourself about with you.”
—Thomas à Kempis
As your day begins, spend a few moments in stillness, neither pursuing, nor resisting.
There is only one way to get a real vacation: get as far away from the ego as possible.
Worrying about your problems all the time makes for misery with a capital M. For getting away from misery, I recommend this “economy plan”: do not feed your ego and your problems with your attention. They will slowly lose weight.
When we feed them, constantly begging them to have one more helping even when they are gorged, we acquire obese problems that hug us tightly and weight us down. So if you really want a vacation, do not brood on your troubles. Slowly, surely, the ego will lose weight, until one fine day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self.
You will be able to see right through it, to the divine presence that shines in each of us.
(BC) The Belgic Confession
(CAC) The Center For Action & Contemplation
(CD) The Canons of Dort
(CIB) Church In Bethesda Prayers
(DZ) Donna Z.
(HC) The Heidelberg Catechism
(MAO) Michael A. O’Sullivan
(NT) The New Testament
(OT) The Old Testament
(RP) Ryan Phipps
(TAO) The Tao Te Ching
(WC) The Westminster Confession
(WLB) Words To Live By
(WLC) The Westminster Larger Catechism
(WSC) The Westminster Shorter Catechism