Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Triumphs and Tragedies: What Is The Meditation of Your Heart?

There are often tragedies around us, perhaps on the news, in our neighborhood, in our households.  Why is it so easy to meditate on these things, to sit in front of the television and stare for hours at destruction?  Why is it so easy to keep talking to friends about the sadness that occured, about the struggles and difficulties of our friends?  Do we also talk for hours about the wonderful things, the triumphs, the breakthroughs, the unexpected blessings? 

I am not suggesting we turn a blind eye to what is happening, good or bad.  Do you have a health symptoms?--get it checked out.  Are there people grieving in your neighborhood?--comfort them.  I am speaking here about the meditation of our heart.  What do we meditate on for hours.  What do we let live and grow in our spirit?  Where is our attention and focus?  We give power to whatever we are giving our focus to...We should chose wisely.

Consider Matt Redman's song 10,000 reasons--

I love the clip of lyrics here: "Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me, Let me be singing when the evening comes"

Let's choose to focus on goodness.  There are 10,000 reasons to sing...  Join me in the song.

10,000 Reasons Sung by Kim Walker-Smith