I think I could be a monk – except for the fact that I have a wife. Okay, so maybe I can’t be a full blown monk that lives in a monastery somewhere. Maybe what I’m really wanting to say is that I think I can be monk-like. Okay, so maybe it’s just the going off to the monastery part for a little while that I like.
It’s good to get away sometimes. It’s good to go on a spiritual trip and be in a religious community. I have been before. I haven’t been in awhile. I share this because I have been thinking about it.
A few weeks ago, I woke up in the morning and was immediately overwhelmed by all that I had to do today. We live such busy lives. I had not gotten out of bed and I was already overwhelmed. This doesn’t happen often – thankfully. I sleep well at night. I have a pretty clear conscious. But I thought about the respite that some time in a monastery could do for my soul.
It’s not that I want to get away from things. Things will always be there. It’s more that I need time to still my soul. Yeah, that’s it. So maybe I can’t do all the other monk stuff, but I definitely wish that I had soul solace like I imagine they might have.
How about you? Could you be a monk? How’s your soul?