Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Thank you for deciding to stop by to visit with me. I am always happy to see you around my table. Today I want to share some thing with you that I have found to be beneficial in my daily planning. Each morning when I wake up I spend time meditating. Meditation can be done in many different ways. In my experience, I meditate by lying in my bed. Initially, I spend time thanking God for his goodness to me and then I quite myself. As I quiet myself, I begin to reflect upon my thoughts as my heart speaks to me mind and my mind to my heart.
As I quiet myself, I begin by thanking God for His goodness to me. As I thank God for His goodness, I begin to listen to my breathing and my heart. As I listen to my breathing and my heart I listen and reflect upon my thoughts. As I meditate, I listen to my heart as my heart speaks to my mind and my mind to my heart.
As I quite myself, I open myself up to the God of the infinite. As I open myself up to the God of the infinite, I reflect upon the messages that I receive from the peace that I sense from with in my being. As I continue to listen – from the peace that I receive – I continue to draw upon the leading I receive from the midst of my being. The leading may only be a thought or several words, but those thoughts and words gain further clarity as I use another tool in my meditative process. In my experience, I have found this tool to be very useful. The tool involves a pen and a piece of paper. As I write reflectively using long hand not printing — not worrying about penmanship or spelling — I let my writing flow with each thought.
As I write, I gain further clarity. As I develop the thoughts and words — that I receive from the first part of my meditation – I open the door to the infinite. As I open the door to the infinite, I gain further guidance from the God of the infinite. I gain this guidance as I turn my will and my life over to the care of a loving God. As I write, I receive both guidance and direction as I plan my day. Once I have completed the process, I let go and go about my day. As I go about my day, I trust in the process and a loving God — of the infinite — to lead and guide my process, as I seek to use what I learned through my meditation and reflective writing.
As I proceed with my day, I continue to listen for guidance. As I listen, I open myself up to being of used – my gifts, talents and abilities. As I invite a loving God to lead and guide me in my process, I am able to move beyond my comprehension. As I ask the God of the infinite to lead and guide me, I am able to be of service beyond my finite human limitations. As I rely on a loving God, I am able to stop depending on my abilities, because I know that I can depend on His Ability to use my abilities. As I ask the God of the infinite to use my life – as He may – I am able to live my life beyond my limitations.
I am thankful that I no longer have to be limited by my limitations. I am grateful that I no longer have to be limited by my own understanding. I am thankful that I can ask the God of the infinite – a loving God – to guide and direct my steps. I am thankful that I no longer have to rely on my abilities. I am thankful that I can be more than what I once thought I could be in this life. I am grateful that I can use prayer, meditation and reflect writing as the doorway to the infinite.
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