Do you pray about it?
I'm back from maternity leave... And so happy to be!
Though the transition back has been peppered with some overwhelm...tackling the pile up of 3 months of work, the not so elegant task of pumping every few hours, and my panic at tracking our insane childcare schedule to name a few contributing factors.
I've found myself wondering whether I can get it all done, or in my darker moments, whether it will all be ok.
I have had the honor of hearing so many of your stories over the years about moments of transition or insecurity. A new job. A new city. A change in your home life. A conflict at work.
In these moments, you, like me, wonder if it will be ok.
We wonder if we’re on the right path or if our expectations will match reality.
We wonder if we can tolerate the grief of disappointment or change. We wonder what's important and what we need to learn.
Amidst my anxious thoughts these days, a memory sneaks in:
But occasionally his question comes back to me.
Sometimes I even ask you the question. More often, it comes back when I need to ask it to myself.
“Do you pray about it?”
My response still sometimes includes laughing out loud with cynicism.
But today, I ask the question and happen to open the book, Mastering Leadership.
I’m affirmed yet again that prayer matters to my leadership… and to yours.
Still Harbor has developed chaplaincy for social justice service and activist groups based on this idea.
I know that spiritual practice matters - I have known this for a while, and yet, sometimes when it comes to the moments of challenge in my life, I forget to lean into it.
So, I’m going to meditate. I’m going to pray. And I'm going to help you find space to do so too—in your own way and time.
I’m glad to be back and look forward to connecting soon!
Lots of Love,