It’s the time of the year where Catholics or Christians get the chance to reflect and meditate about God’s suffering and love for us. This is the time where we give up something for the benefit of others. As one of the priests in the Parish said, let every act be an encounter with the Lord.
I honestly don’t know what to give up this year. In the end, I decided to give up meat for the whole season and thinking ill of others. I feel that I need to add more sacrifices but I’ll think about it along the way.
Maybe I don’t need to sacrifice something but reflect more instead. I’m always challenged to meditate. With all the chaos in this world, I find it hard to pause and sit back. It’s always an effort for me to do this. As much as there’s an opportunity to do this in groups, I join instantly. I remember going to a meditation retreat some time back. I don’t know what I’m thinking but I just wanted to try. It’s in Brahma Kumaris located in Tagaytay, Philippines.
Meditation for me means silence plus aromatic scented candles on the side. I’m not sure if some of you thinks the same way or it’s just me. I think the smell also helps in keeping your mind calm and at peace. Sometimes, a nice air freshener can do the trick. However, I simple recommend the natural smell of the nature. I love to go to Caleruega for self meditation and to practice silence. The beauty of the nature makes you feel relaxed and will help you recharge your energies both in mind and body.
Any way of reflection and meditation is a sure way to get to know yourself and your God better. It just takes courage and discipline to make time to feed your soul.
I hope this Lenten Season, may we all get to know ourselves better with the help and guidance of our Lord. May we all feel his loving presence as we discover ourselves better.
Have a meaningful and reflective Lenten Season.Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.