“So the first question to ask ourselves before we do anything else, is ‘what is most important to me?’ It’s to do with vision. What sort of person do I want to become? How is God calling me to grow? Only then can you ask the question, ‘How can I order my life, how can I live out my daily life in such a way that I can grow into that person that I feel God wants me to be?’”
Brother Geoffrey then offers three spiritual practices, what he calls ‘tent pegs’, that we should commit to every day to deepen our relationship with God: daily prayer, honor our body, and get in touch with wonder. I’m doing okay with the first two: I have a place and time to pray every morning; and I walk very day and do a fairly good job of eating healthy. But I fall short in feeling a sense of wonder. Even when I am outside, I find myself thinking rather than looking around at nature. I forget my commitment although I like to think that if I remembered it, I would follow through.