|‘Tis true – today, I find that life is FULL(er) than ever. Much – both beautiful and brutal (brutiful!) – is happening in my family, in the lives of those I Iove, in my work, and in the world.
In seasons like this, it is not OPTIONAL, but VITAL for me to practice these PoPs everyday, so I can stay FUELED and live life in a way that feels good and does good. Otherwise, I find myself overwhelmed, overextended, just plain worn out … trying too hard and going it too much alone.
Yup, I’ll say it again: I write about and talk about these PoPs so much because I NEED THEM SO MUCH.
Here is the excerpt I read in the video above from Live Ablaze: And Light Up the World:
“PoPs are a radically simple – simply radical – way to fuel your life, stilling the noise and promoting plentiful peace. They are sojourns on the road – beautiful and restorative resting places to cultivate energy to emerge up and out of the soil.
Each PoP has three parts: Be Still, Ponder, and Engage. They are opportunities for contemplation and action. The times to Be Still and Ponder are all about intention and attention. Refreshment is found here. They offer moments to cultivate discernment, thoughtful planning, and momentum for change.
Your inspiration to Engage will be rooted in the stability and wisdom you cultivate in stillness and pondering, free of the frantic or forceful energy that often accompanies quests for transformation.
You may find yourself excited to act in big or small, local or global ways. Whatever the scale, the locale, and the perceived impact, what comes to you will be life-changing, peace-making, bridge-building, and change-making.”
So, my love – TODAY, practice PoP’ing. BE Still, Ponder, Engage. I believe that the busier the day, the MORE we need ’em to cultivate PEACE and PRESENCE and LOVE.
I would be overJOYed and ever-so-honored to be a humble guide for your PoP practice. My Ablaze books are on Amazon in print, e-book, and audiobook (which I LOVED narrating for both Live Ablaze and Soulfully Ablaze!) and on our Seeds website in autographed bundles. Check out these free 40 guided PoPs on YouTube to fill up your cup today.