Sunday, December 14, 2014
California has been in a drought. Then the rains came last week and this week. It poured. A lot of this water will simply run back into the ocean, especially in LA. Much of it will go into the mountains East of San Francisco and our mountain reservoirs which will be Spring run off for drinking water. We are getting too much rain all at once. It is not efficient, but it is still good, better than no rain. I think of the rain the way I think of prayer and my spiritual life. I can be dry and parched with no prayer, no attention to the interior life. They I can spend all my time for a few days, like a retreat, focused on the interior. I will feel wonderful, but it is only a brief relief. I need daily prayer, like a farmer's rain, that soaks the soil of my sou, little by little. This is why I try do do something each day. To ignore my inner life to to go too quickly dry. I have found it to be so.