Waking Up My Soul in the Morning

I am enjoying waking up my soul each morning. I find I cannot face my day without first taking some time to invest in my spirit.  Throughout my day I will be ‘facing giants’, and God knows, I want to be prepared to thrive not just survive my day.

Ken Blanchard, the One Minute author guru, talks in his spiritual life story, We are the Beloved, that every morning he has a ritual of ‘waking up his soul’. Just like we splash water and soap on our face in the a.m, maybe even shower, so we need to ‘wash up the soul’ with some journaling, reflective spiritual reading, and whatever else nourishes your inner person.

No one said it better than C. S Lewis in Mere Christianity, the value of ‘listening to the Other Voice’ in midst of the noise that comes rushing at us in our day.

“It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind.” (Mere Christianity)

i don’t know about you but my personality can get gripped by my many ‘fussings and frettings’.  Taking time to wake up my soul is ‘coming in out of the wind.’ How good is that!!Why not try setting aside 5-10 minutes each morning this week.

Resource:http://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Beloved-Spiritual-Journey/dp/0310488206

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About coachdelmonte

I am an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) with the International Coaching Federation and graduate of Coach U International, focusing on personal, ministry and professional coaching with a focus on getting solid, timely and focused results. If you are interested in a complimentary session to see if partnering with me would assist you in becoming your best version of yourself, contact me at coachinglifeonlife@gmail.com

Posted on January 21, 2013, in spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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