The English poet William Wordsworth said:
"Habit rules the unreflecting soul."
Oooohhhh .... that is good. Brilliant, really.
Think about this in your own life:
When you tell yourself you are too busy to slow down,
too rushed to contemplate life,
to take part of a day,
or even just a morning
to ponder your ways,
to think about the path you are on
and to reflect on God's movement in your life,
you are basically deciding to become ruled by whatever
habits are currently in place in your life.
Now, this could be quite good ...
(if your habits are good)
or quite scary ...
(if your habits are diminishing and senseless).
And it seems to me that
for most of us,
our habits could use a re-work
every once in a while.
what might it take
for you to become
not an "unreflecting soul"
ruled by habits,
but a soul of both
and deep, meaningful