What I Learned on Sabbatical (one thing of many)

While away I had a heightened appreciation of the spiritual practice called “Worship,” or the collective appreciation and praise of the Divine in public (my definition).

You see, while at home on the ranchette I had plenty of time for prayer, meditation, and study. I gave service to my ministerial peeps by participating in an ongoing ministers’ education program. I recorded all the money I received from coaching and gave a large tithe to CSL when I returned. So, I had the five pillars of spiritual growth and development covered. And yet, at times I felt empty. I missed singing, silence, and prayer with like-minded people around me. I missed the “power talks.” I missed the beautiful songs with the kick-butt messages. I missed services! Glad I’m back!

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama