Spiritual Seedlings

7 Choosing Delight


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Choosing Delight 

Every morning I begin my day in silence.

Often before the sunrise,

I sit in prayer

encountering God in the sacred space of now


Then, I open my journal

to ruminate

and always, I begin with thanksgiving, —

choosing to cultivate delight.


A very simple discipline —

focusing on fullness,

naming silver and gold —

treasures buried deep within each breath.


My body shifts into smile.

My spirit lifts into joy.

My mind dwells in possibilities of

abundant harmony, holy delight.


An Excerpt from Awakening: A Contemplative Primer on Learning to Sit by Nancy Flinchbaugh. (Higher Ground Books and Media, 2020)