I recently read the following exert from Henri Nouwen regarding writing:
Writing can be a true spiritual discipline. Writing can help us to concentrate, to get in touch with the deeper stirrings of our hearts, to clarify our minds, to process confusing emotions, to reflect on our experiences, to give artistic expression to what we are living, and to store significant events in our memories. Writing can also be good for others who might read what we write.
His words are a motivation for me to pursue this blog and the habit of focus. This will be a discipline I will be using to pursue a a clearer focus of my heart, soul, mind, body. Focus for me is best articulated in the following verse:
And you shall love the Lord your God out of and with your whole heart and out of and with all your soul (your life) and out of and with all your mind (with your faculty of thought and your moral understanding) and out of and with all your strength. This is the first and principal commandment.
Mark 12:30 (AMP)
Holy living is Wholly living….. focus is paramount!