I always struggle with my prayer practice when I am on vacation. My work as an artist and as a teacher, demands a rigour in my practice of prayer, meditation, scriptural study that slides as i go on vacation. I have to MAKE myself do what comes naturally when i am in a working mode. I always forget this and when a malaise of sorts begins to take over during my vacation I wonder what is wrong with me, and it takes me awhile to recognize it is because my 'practice' has weakened. I do the minimum and do not feel motivated to do more.
This morning I got up at dawn and prayed and read Baha'u'llah's words for a long time... and I feel much better.
I do think i have to find different entry points for my prayer and meditation practice during these breaks... work is worship, and knowing this, I feel a desire, a critical necessity for the daily inclusion of Scriptural information and study and the need for a rigorous association with my spiritual daily meals when I am working... I know I cannot be there for my students or create anything as an artist without this,
and yet on vacation? How do I find this?