Monday, February 05, 2007

Time for meditation

I came across the following story this morning:

A story has been told about a businessman and a bishop. The businessman approached the saintly bishop and inquired, "What is the secret of your being able to accomplish so much each day and with such a spirit of serenity?"

The good bishop answered, "My friend, add to each morning's prayer at least half an hour more of meditation and not only will you be able to accomplish peacefully all that needs to be done for the day but you will even find extra time for other things."

And that is true. As many of you know, I used to work for Desmond Tutu when he was Archbishop of Cape Town. I never met a busier person. And yet he never missed his hour of meditation in the morning. He almost always got to chapel before I did each morning! Then we would simply sit in silence together until it was time for community prayers. He is a man of great passion but also of great equanimity. And he never skipped his daily meditation because he was "too busy".

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