Today, I learned many things- some things that I have known before but forgotten, some things that I knew but have seen in a different light, and things that are brand new. Yet each of them is valuable.. insight... a tool that I can use to continue to grow, and to learn about myself as well as things that influence my life. All of these are things that I have learned while in retreat.... a Lenten retreat to be specific... and it's been a joyous and insightful journey. And I want to give thanks to God... for guiding me on this path... for walking with me every step, for loving me as only He can do. I want to thank those who have organized this retreat, special Sr. Linda.. for being my mentor. I will treasure our times together forever.
So getting back to the original intent of this particular blog, I would like to share a bit of what I have learned today! So here goes:
*Today I have learned that God loves me... this is something that I have known for sometime, but what is new is that profound feeling of how He really does.. despite my flaws and imperfections, all the "stuff" that covers me, and hides me.. masks me and has altered from the person He created in me, He loves me. He me how I was, He loves me now. He loves me no matter what!
*Today I learned that I need to stay where my feet are! I need to not run ahead of God's Grace. I need to focus on staying in today, in the moment. It's all we really have. I can't do anything about the past, and the future hasn't happened yet.
*Today I learned that I need to breathe.
*Today I learned that I need to have quiet time, to just be!
*Today I learned that there's no right or wrong way to pray. I can find what works for me.. I can write my own recipe for praying, so that I can have my own "tools and ingredients" that help me to pray.
*Today I learned that sometimes it's good and necessary, to clear my head.
*I learned that the Mother I was so closed to "back in the day" is still there.... she's hard to see under all the "stuff" but she is there... and that is the person that I need to focus on when I visit.
And last, but not least, Today I learned that I have choice in everything. I can choose how I react, I can plan. I can choose to do something rather than do something because "I have to". And in doing that, what ever the task is that I am choosing to do, the outcome will be much more positive.
Thank you God, Thank you Jesus, and Thank you Holy Spirit... for being with me on this Journey. I love you.