The schedule I was supposed to put together a couple of weekends ago never got done. There is no one to blame but myself. I got wrapped up in something else and forgot what I was originally going to do. And that is exactly how I fell off my schedule in the first place.
One of the things I have been doing, since late last week, has been journaling. But it has changed from the way I was doing it before. No longer journaling at night, I am now doing it throughout the day. I carry a notepad with me everywhere I go and write in it constantly. It has helped me to stay more focused.
Another thing it has helped me with is understanding my thinking process as well as giving me the opportunity to see my own flaws more easily. Having already worked on the more “visible” issues/flaws, I am now uncovering some things that I need to deal with that are not “bad” but can help me, personally, progress in my spiritual path if they were tweaked a little.
While studying, I am utilizing my journal, jotting down questions that are coming up in regards to what I am reading. I have also been questioning a lot more than I used to, everything (even some of the people that I associate with). As I read through the entries at night, I make note of the things I need to do more research on.
Saturday night I put in my journal that I needed to write up a schedule. Yesterday, I finally did it. There are three schedules that I have written up.
- Everyday Schedule
- Appointment Schedule
- Pain Schedule
I had a conversation with a friend of mine about a week ago and he was stating that he was lazy when it came to his spiritual practice. He then had the nerve to say “you know what I mean with your Fibro and all”. I am not sure what planet some people reside on but Fibro does not equal lazy. I actually have three chronic pain conditions. None of them have stopped me from practicing my spiritual path and they never will.
The pain schedule that I came up with is not as limited as one might think it would be. I can do Japa, prayers, meditation and even a ritual while sitting up in bed. I can also study with the use of my Nook. If you have to come up with a reason to not practice your path, then you should not be in the LHP.