Find the Balance: Bringing Intentionality, Clarity, and Integration into One’s Rhythm of Life
In addition to being steeped in Scripture and spiritual practices, St. Benedict was an astute student of human nature. He realized that relying on good intentions would not be enough when he established a “school for the Lord’s service.” Rather, for people to live each day aware of God’s presence and their call to manifest Christ in all things, there was a need for purposeful rhythm so that work, prayer, study, and leisure existed in balance and encouraged people to pay attention to God’s presence in all of life. The measure of a “good” rhythm is its ability to sustain one’s attention in a very distracting world. Through prayer, gentle conversation, and guided exercises, explore what you can do in the course of a day that returns you to a sense of God’s presence and grace.