Be Proactive—Create Your Own Sacred Moments!

My little bear cub

My little bear cub

News flash: You don’t have to wait for sacred moments to come to you. Create your own by listening to your heart. Years ago, when my daughter was young, I’d stand in the doorway to her bedroom, watching her sleep. I’d close my eyes and imagine she was eighteen, pulling out of the driveway, headed for college. As I watched her wave and drive off, I’d pray with all my heart that I could turn back time and spend just five more minutes with her when she was a wee bairn. Then I’d open my eyes and there she was, still my little girl! And we didn’t have just five minutes, we had years! I practiced this “imagine the future” exercise well into her teenage years. Regularly reminding myself that her adulthood was fast approaching helped me cherish every minute we had together. Erin is now a lovely young woman, and those precious moments in her doorway will always stay with me.

Such sacred moments add depth and meaning to our lives. There is much you can do to prepare yourself for a transformational experience of your own. Get to know yourself better by reading self-help books. Keep a journal of your innermost thoughts. Meditate. Practice affirmations. Share your feelings openly and honestly with others. Most important, reflect each day on your opportunities for growth. And if all else fails, try standing in a doorway and counting your blessings.

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Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

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2 Responses to “Be Proactive—Create Your Own Sacred Moments!”

  1. angesbiz Says:

    I must have found this link via Twitter. Great advice! I have two daughters, 7 and 5. I don’t stand in the doorway often enough. Thanks for this lovely post! Bless…

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Those are great ages, Angela. You have lots to look forward to. I love to tell other parents about Cub Quotes. Here’s what I mean:

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