After a very busy month and the most recent event, church camp, I am tired. I suppose it is the body’s response to being “on” for so long. I just needed to stop and rest but I didn’t take much of a break since I had responsibilities at my home church. Today I walked an outdoor labyrinth and felt renewal. So many things were still hanging in thoughts from the past month. As I walked I was able to put them aside so that I could focus on my upcoming retreat. I felt the burdens lifting from me and a lightness has entered me. I believe I will sleep better tonight. I can finish preparations and participate fully in the retreat where I can rest in God along with my sisters in Christ.
Being tired for good reasons is fine but recharging is very important. I talk about centering and renewal of spirit to my directees and I know that these things are vital to health. Today I practiced what I preached and am grateful for the graces given. We all need time with God daily and sometimes in retreat.