And so Holy Week begins today. I have been away from here for over three weeks, suffering with an energy-draining cold and cough. The energy is slower to come back.
This year I intend to fast from devices, checking email a couple of times a day
instead of every time the notification goes off. I am taking a break from Facebook, inspiring as it often is. I intend to fast from availability to the phone by turning off the notification sounds altogether and by spending at least an hour a day,
or more, outside in the March warming sun, watching the river rise, watching the snow melt. My fast will be from noise and doing into silence and slowing.
I am under no illusion of how difficult this will be, but it is not about achieving a perfect
score. It is about staying faithful to the call of silence and deepening interior heart presence and the capacity for presence.