One of the lessons I took away from sabbatical was a reminder of how just showing up, doing the practice, putting in the time is the primary virtue/skill/requirement of the spiritual life. In a world of quick fixes that is not a popular thing to say, but incredibly important to be reminded of. It also re-sets our timelines for the important things to a more human scale which I, for one, find myself sorely in need of on a regular basis.
Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern on 06/30/13