“Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to honor.”
There is a Tibetan phrase used in mindfulness meditation and spiritual practices that says, “short moments many times over.”
In order to develop any kind of habit or regular practice, it must be done many times. And usually if something is done for short moments many times over, there is a better chance that it will become a routine that can be sustained. This phrase speaks to small or short moments of purpose, patience and persistence.
This mantra of short moments many times over, can help us fold practice and routine into our busy lives when it comes to exercise, prayer and devotional time, serving, spending time with our children, educating ourselves about important issues of our day, listening to understand each other, being generous with our time, talents and resources, being grateful, being kind, and the list goes on…short moments many times over.
May we give it a try and see where the short moments many times over take us this week.