Making ritual

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone … .*

Whatever it is we want to contribute
or produce through our lives,
The likelihood is that it will benefit when wrapped in routine.

Though we will not find a shop on the high street,
Nor some online store, providing ready-made routines and rituals
We can shape our own
through trial and error,
Whilst always stimulating and stirring its life through adaptation.

We learn from others –
I’m beginning to read Mason Currey’s book on how history’s famous
shaped their daily routines –
About what to include and what to avoid,
Helping us to create our own
within our particular restrictions and limitations.**

*Matthew 14:23;
**I wish I had more time, but I have until around 9.30am each day to read and journal, and blog and doodle, before turning my attention to my four days of university work spread over five days.

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