After 2 years of a meditation, yoga, text study and breathing spiritual practice, I have found myself falling away from my practice. Without my teachers from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality at my side, it became more and more difficult to fight the ever growing demands from my job, my teenagers, my family. Recently, a teacher suggested that I try to be more purposeful and planned in my approach to certain issues. It had a few immediate effects. First, I rethought how I would structure my sabbatical so that I could have time for processing and reflection. Second, I sat down – after a long hiatus, turned on my meditation CD, and got to work at not working.
How refreshing to breathe purposefully again!