Going through a ritual every day keeps you on the line.*
We distract ourselves with pleasure when we can’t find a sense of meaning.**
I am guessing that you don’t want to be
off the line:
Waiting, disconnected, non-contributing.
Your ritual is the thing you have devised
to keep bringing you back to what you want your life to be about,
So you don’t allow it to become stale,
You keep developing it
You know that without it,
It would be too easy to be
And life is too short to be distracted.
*Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth;
**Donald Miller’s Hero On a Mission.