Reflection Day 5: Time

I was talking to a German man over breakfast this morning. He had also been at the monastery for several days, perhaps a week, and is going home today. He was telling me (in his very basic english) how he doesn’t feel ready to go back. The last 30 years for him had consisted of working really hard, taking a holiday, then going back and Continue reading


Reflection Day 4: Habits

This morning, watching the monks at morning prayer, I was absorbed by the realisation that they do this EVERY day of their lives. Virtually the same thing every morning… My thoughts were fluctuating wildly between two extremes…. From thinking how amazing, peaceful, comforting, rewarding… to how dull, boring, monotonous, brain numbing… How is it that a simple habit can Continue reading