This quote made me pause and realize that it is true; I would never go a day without taking a shower, but I often forget (or stubbornly refuse to) pray and/or meditate. On NPR the other day Diane Rehm interviewed Dr. Herbert Benson about the power of the mind over the body and the important role prayer and meditation play in healing. I think this is one of the reasons I gravitate toward yoga - I crave the integration between physical, mental, and spiritual development and after every single practice, I feel stronger and cleaner and rejuvenated.The minds of people are so cluttered up with everyday living these days that they don’t, or won’t, take time out for a little prayer–-for mental cleansing, just as they take a bath for a physical, outer cleaning. Both are necessary.~Jo Ann Carlson
Like you, I'm always running around, trying to get as much accomplished as I can. I feel extra pressure as a stay-at-home mom to prove I am being productive (even if it is only to myself). But what is the point if I am running myself ragged and catching myself losing my patience with my daughter? Mental cleansing is a must, and if I must constantly be analysing the to-do list in my head, the least I can do is put "prayer and meditation" at the top of it. How do you cleanse your mental faculties and find peace?