I recently posted the following entry on Twitter:
Had a meeting with God on my bus ride into work today, it’s going to be a good week.
A new Twitter friend read this and responded, “Wow! Have a great week!” Which got me thinking—this was one tweet that needed a little further elaboration than the 140-character limit afforded by Twitter.
If you’ve read some of my past blog entries, you know that I’m a firm believer that God can be found within. As the writer Ralph Trine said over a century ago in the classic In Tune with the Infinite:
“It is through your own soul that the voice of God speaks to you. This is the interior guide.”
When I’m seeking “the interior guide”, I first find a quiet place where I can sit back and relax without interruption—often that’s on my long bus ride into work. It’s here where I can map out the day (and sometimes even my life) including the steps I need to move ahead, both professionally and personally.
What’s the importance of this morning exercise? Again in the words of Ralph Trine:
“The little time spent in the quiet each day, alone with one’s God, that we may make and keep our connection with the Infinite source—our source and our life—will be a boon to any life. It will prove, if we are faithful, to be the most priceless possession that we have.”
That pretty well sums it up. It’s a priceless moment, one that helps me start every day in the right frame of mind, with the added assurance that any additional wisdom or guidance I need is never far away.