By Star Foster
I like things to be just so. Perfect mood, perfect atmosphere, perfect time and perfect focus. Life, however, has other ideas.
Often I will end up sabotaging a diet or a meditation program because of an off day. We’ve all been there. You succumb to the candy bar and then think What the hell? and grab a slice of pie while you’re at it. Happens in our spiritual practice as well. You miss meditation one morning or a single devotional act and then you feel like since you’ve dropped the ball you have to start all over.
I think I have have a solution to this phenomena. For the purpose of this post, I’m going to call it Slacker Paganism. I have given myself permission to half-ass it. It is profoundly helpful and liberating.