Pointing My Compass

Sunday is known in the Christian culture as a day of rest; the concept of the Sabbath was borrowed from our Jewish ancestors. I am a practicing Catholic, but I would be lying if I claimed my Sundays were actual days of rest. Sundays are often quite full of household and personal errands and social events. What they are not full of is the law. What I am doing is taking a sabbath from the law for my and my clients’ well-being.

We all need time to pause, to reflect, to be curious, to think, to pray, and simply to be. While I may be physically busy, I guard my Sundays as truly sacred for my mind, body, and soul. One of the things that help me pause and reflect on Sundays is Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper. If you are unfamiliar with it, I strongly suggest you check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

Each week Maria includes a personal essay on current events and her thoughts on them. What speaks to me most is that she ends each essay with her prayer for the week. I am not sharing her prayer this week but excerpting a portion of her essay to share with you. May this be something we all take to heart as we begin another week and use our inner compasses to find our true norths.

“We’ve all got to get better at handling the hard stuff, because things are never going to get easier.  Better only comes when we get better at the hard stuff.  Handling the hard stuff builds your resilience and self-esteem.  It builds your confidence from the inside out.”