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Francis by Patrick J. Marrin for January 11, 2021

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    dflak  about 2 months ago

    I think I will write a new book called “How to Become an Introvert – A Survival Guide for Managing a Lockdown.”

    Body-Mind-Spirit: all need to be fed.

    For the body. Keep up with an exercise program. I have my “daily dozen” exercises that I do at the foot of my bed. I do not need a gym or even a workout “tape” (showing my age). I also live in an area where I can walk and it is easy to maintain social distancing – at 5:30 AM, it is difficult to find other people to social distance from.

    For the mind. I am fortunate, I can work from home. The nature of my work is that it is creative in nature. However, I do find myself reading a lot more. I’m learning things about topics I’ve never considered before. With today’s technology, I can bring an entire library to my computer screen.

    I am on a “news diet.” The adage, “If it bleeds it leads” holds sway in journalism, therefore news media (video, on line or printed) tends to be disturbing and depressing. I get most of my news online, so I can manage the content better. I stay away from cable “news.”

    Establish a regular daily routine. We are creatures of habit.

    For the Spirit: I used to get my energy by plugging in at the services on Sunday. I can still do this on line. It’s not quite the same, but it is much better than nothing. Fortunately, our priests and deacons are really good with a sermon.

    If you wish, you can curl up with the Bible or works by other theologians.

    Also there is nothing wrong with secular spiritualism. Poetry, art, music and philosophy come to mind.

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    bxclent  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    doesn’t seem like a catholic thing -

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 2 months ago

    That’s pretty much what monks do.

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    docachon  about 2 months ago

    I feel like I’m out of this world after 20 minutes into the Meditation.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    People of all ages just have to deal with it in there own way, whatever it is!

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    Craig Westlake  about 2 months ago

    A bottle of Jack Daniels is also effective…

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