Now that you’ve done the hard work of naming what you want and need from your Morning Ritual, it’s time to draw a Sacred circle around those desires.
Since we began this journey, I’ve been regularly describing your Morning Ritual as a “time set apart” because that’s exactly what it is. Your Morning Ritual serves a specific purpose in your daily life and well-being, and to ensure that your Morning Ritual remains a significant and meaningful practice each day you not only have to become clear on what it is—you also need to determine what it isn’t…
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my meaningful morning
My Morning Rituals begin by slowly sipping a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper. On my good days, I pour another cup of coffee and head back upstairs to spend time in my ‘cell,’ a small corner in my room specifically for prayer and reflection. I usually start by lighting a candle and reading the prayers, scripture, and reflections for that day in the book, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. My morning rituals end with (an attempt at) ten minutes of centering prayer before diving into the day ahead.