This is the long and winding story that developed my daily rule. First inspired by years of therapy, the discovery of the rule of St. Benedict, the Enneagram, an inner awakening and later stewarded by the ecumenical sisters at Mt. Tabor Monastery in the hills of Appalachia. This daily rule, that I will explain with plenty of depth, helped me work through complex trauma and embrace a commitment to growing mentally, physically & spritually.
Learning to feel love in my body while holding the tension of the world in a way that feels safe only came after years of practice, contemplation, and asking lots of questions. Once I discovered the cause of my deepest pain I was able to get curious about ways to transform it into something that serves me and others well.
In the days ahead, I'll slowly work through how I developed my rule and the flexibility it carries for each day, season, and the changing needs of family, work, and community. I hope that my story inspires you to find the sources of love and tension in your life.