Hey guys! I miss these fantastic discussions we've had on this board! How is everyone? Are we super-busy? Going through hard times? Going through good times?
I feel constantly like my spiritual life is being undermined by my struggles with mild depression and being busy and underpaid. Nightly prayers are sometimes shamefully short, and the weekly food offerings I've been attempting have not been too consistent. How do you guys get going again when you hit a rough patch(mine having lasted for close to or more than a year?)
Sometimes I let myself get bogged down by worrying that an offering isn't "good enough", or "not at the right phase of the moon" or I "don't have the right prayer"...but what ends up happening is I fret about it so much that nothing gets done at all. I do the same thing in keeping up with friends that may have moved away, or staying in touch with my family.
To combat this, I try to remind myself that each day is a new day, and I don't need to wait for a certain phase of the moon or the beginning of a new year to start over. Each day can be a chance to try again and remake myself and my devotion.