By Paola Treviño
In my third installment
on suggestions of what to “pick up” in your spiritual
shopping cart during this Lenten season, I continue to reflect
on ways to bring silence into your life….
THIRD WEEK OF
1. Silence your
self-love. We all have our own vanity “mirror,”
where we go to contemplate how good and perfect we
are. Stop patting yourself on the back. Pick up and add to your cart praise for
someone else besides yourself.
2. Silence your spirit. We are constantly thinking.
If we could actually see our “brain performance” on a
chart, it would be 100% active. However, at times we
fill our minds with junk, and drag ourselves around in
self-pity. Let’s pick up and add to our
chart thanksgiving. Go to Christ and thank him
for all He has given you -- your faith, family,
friends, intelligence, qualities, and so much more!
3. Silence your judgments. What are you
thinking while you are walking on campus, in the hallways
at school, at the office, or in the supermarket? Are
you constantly making judgments? “Look at those tattoos!” “Look at
those jeans!” “What a foolish decision!” “If they just would
have listened to me!” Try picking up and adding to
your cart an ear that listens to others without passing