It appears Catholicism is in my blood.While I don’t attend Mass and strongly disagree with some teachings, at my core I’m still practicing.
Today marks the beginning of Lent. Since the weekend I’ve been reflecting on what sacrifices I’d like to make.
While I don’t truly believe that sacrifice is going to save my soul, I do think it’s good for my spirit (aka mental and emotional health).
My concussion treatment plan is a good place to start:
- No sugar (let’s be real this means not seeking out items that have loads of added sugar)
- No alcohol
- 10 minutes of meditation a day
- Not overloading my work schedule or as Pope Francis suggests I’m fasting from pressure. While he recommends substituting pressure with prayer, I’m going to give up pressure and be present.
For me sacrifice was always about giving up something to be closer to God.To better show the face of Christ to those around us. I didn’t understand how it worked but went with the belief that God understands our hearts and intentions.
The things I’m giving up are being done with the intent to make me a more peaceful person. We are so influenced by other people’s energy and I want when people meet me they go away feeling good about themselves.
Do you find yourself being influenced by the religion you were born into?