Rich Inner Life

If you are watching the news and screaming at your screen, like I have been doing a lot of lately, then it is probably time to take a break. Enriching my mind with more positive fare like praying, reading, writing or some other solitary activity. A type of fasting – what I call a electronic fast.

I avoided writing for years at a time. Years. Now writing has become my rich inner life, with the tools of my imagination and paper to record it on.

But a total Luddite I am not: I read the MSDOS 3.3 manual for fun. Last year I switched to Linux, Ubuntu flavored. I have never looked back. I had to reformat my hard drive a few days ago. Now even my laptop feels like a fresh breeze is blowing though it.

In your occupations, try to possess your soul in peace. It is not a good plan to be in haste to perform any action that it may be sooner over. On the contrary, you should accustom yourself to do whatever you have to do with tranquility, in order that you may retain the possession of yourself and of settled peace.

Jeanne Guyon