Experimenting – At My Age?…

I’m still experimenting. Stevie Wonder

Meditation: The older we get, the less likely we are to experiment, make changes or try out new things. Our brain  gets easily used to certain patterns and habits. The older we become, the more we cherish rituals and predictable ways of being in the world. However, artists and creative people like Stevie Wonder never get old in the sense of arriving at set patterns or unchangeable ways of being. They thrive on trying something new, different and out of the ordinary. I wish for myself that I will always keep the ability to try something new. I hope I will not shy away from the uncomfortable risk of changing my habits, even if it is only slightly at times. We humans create rituals for a reason. They comfort us. However, they can also “box us in” and “make our brains fall asleep”. I see God’s creative and life giving Spirit as the energy that is eager to try and create something new, while honoring the inherent patterns and rituals of nature.

Prayer: Spirit of the living God, breathe afresh on us. You are ever creating. Help us take the risk experimenting, and even “failing” at times. All amazing inventions were created with thousands of failed experiments. Being alive means trying something new and thinking and acting “outside the box”. Creator God, You breathe Your fresh air of life within us and create “light” in and through us. And we are grateful. Amen

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Genesis 1: 3+31