A Rule Of Life

Developing a rule of life is one of the most beneficial spiritual practices we can undertake. The rule could be detailed (such as St. Benedict's Rule, developed thousands of years ago) or simple, like this rule posted recently by spiritual writer Paula Huston:

From the Brief Rule of St. Romuald of Ravenna

Sit in your cell as in a paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it. Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fish. The path you must follow is in the Psalms; never leave it . . . . Realize above all that you are in God's presence, and stand there with the attiude of one who stands before the emperor. Empty yourself completely and sit waiting, content with the grace of God, like the chick who tastes nothing and eats nothing but what his mother gives him.