Refreshing and Renewing your Practice

Almost everyone in our sangha has been practicing long enough to hit a dry patch, where meditation becomes dull and routine.  But then something happens that renews our practice. We go on retreat; we change our method in big ways or small.  Perhaps we take a vow, or discover an ancient mantra’s power.  Someone close to us dies; a teacher calls our attention to what we missed seeing.  We add a simple ritual to our life; a friend shares the secret that has kept her practice fresh for years. . . .
     This Sunday, we reflected and came together to share when practice became difficult and what has been helpful for us in renewing it.  Michael introduced a few readings and a brief video.