I’m finding this early meditation practice stops me from jumpstarting into a day that gets filled with ‘to dos’ and selfish desires. (Not that that doesn’t happen.) It’s hard work to stick with the practice, and as long as I have Izzie to distract me, I have a living excuse. On the other hand, over the past few years I’ve been ‘saying’ the Jesus Prayer: “Jesus Christ have mercy on me.” And so, even as Izzie stalks across my lap, this prayer serves me in these wee small hours.
BTW, I love Izzie and don’t mind that her vacation has been lengthened.