A. Catherine Noon here, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re enjoying the party – and remember to enter our drawing in the right sidebar. Now, for our topic – my theme today has been on things to do on a Sunday. I’d like to touch on weekly reflection. As I mentioned in my previous post, “In the Beginning Was the Word: Journaling as Meditation,” reflection on a weekly basis is a tradition of many spiritual traditions.
If you already attend weekly observances of some kind, then you know the value of taking time out. If you used to and stopped, or haven’t tried it yet, I invite you to try it again. It doesn’t need to be a formal synagogue or church service, either. A Sunday walk in a local park or nature preserve will do the trick. In fact, author and creativity specialist Julia Cameron recommends a weekly walk in order to get centered in our local environment and get us better in touch with ourselves.
I’ve also found that a check-in with myself on my goals on a weekly basis is useful. Many of us are working on goals like weight loss or writing books or school or any of a hundred other things. When you walk, reflect on the positive steps you have taken in the past week. Focus only on the positive, in terms of what you accomplished. If you did less than you wanted, ask yourself what’s possible to do in the coming week. Then pick two things to add to your daily round during the week. Then next weekend, do the same thing, and thereby walk forward to your goals.
What about you, Dear Reader? How do you work toward your big goals?
– E.E. Cummings
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