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Year Two, Day 313: Most Excited Am I!

I almost started today's blog with my standard, "Most tired am I"

And I am.

So tired. And ready for spring.  But tonight when I got home, my wonderful housemate told me that I had a package waiting for me on the counter.  So I ran in and found the book I had been waiting for:

Open Mind, Open Heart, by Thomas Keating.

Most excited am I!

I put a bag of popcorn in the microwave, filled my water and was heading downstairs to open my new book - but I had to detour around the cat who had just killed and attempted to eat a spider. Good kitty! :)

I ordered this book the day that I was inspired to turn my introversion into a positive. To use it as a stepping stone to a deeper relationship with God. To go up to the next level in my spiritual path.

Thomas Keating is known as "The leader within the Catholic world in the task of recovering our Christian contemplative heritage" Ewert H. Cousins, General Editor, "World Spirituality, An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest").

This comes at the perfect time. Next week is spring break. I will have plenty of time for study, prayer, contemplation and MUCH SLEEP! I may not be traveling to the tropics, but this is a dream vacation for me!

Tonight's blog will be short, because, yes, "Most tired am I!".

Still battling allergies.

But, I do have some great news to report:  I woke up half an hour earlier than usual this morning and did 20 minutes on the elyptical while watching my new binge watch series: "Person of Interest".

My new routine is quite effective. I blog, I go to bed with a book and K-Love softly playing in the background. Then I am more enthusiastic about getting out of bed so that I can watch my show.

Also, I gave in a bought a loaf of bread.  Franz makes a gluten free bread that I actually like.  I had a tuna sandwich with dill pickles and mayo today.  It was divine.  Another thing to look forward to.

As not a morning person, an introvert, and a bit of a depressive, I need all the incentive I can get to lure me out of bed and be a productive person!

Once I am vertical, I do fine.

I will conquer!

Today's fruit of the spirit was "faith".  (From Galatians 5:22-23)

Read this quote from Chapter One of my new book:

"Centering prayer is a method of moving our developing relationship with God to the level of pure faith. Pure faith is faith that is moving beyond the mental egoic level of discursive mediation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." (Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel, Thomas Keating).

I am so looking forward to spending much time with this book!

But now, my bed awaits!

Happy Tuesday!

Talk to you tomorrow.


Zita :) 


  1. I'm super excited you like POI as much as me 😁😁😁

    1. I LOVE POI!! Thank you so much for recommending it! :)

  2. I'm super excited you like POI as much as me 😁😁😁


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