We invite you to adopt a health-promoting habit for forty days. You determine the personal lifestyle practice—mind, body or spirit—which fosters greater wellness. Commitment and passion rather than the size of the change are key. To kick start your thinking, examples from recent health and lifestyle research will be displayed. Here is a sample:
To avoid viewing this invitation as another task in an already busy schedule, we ask members to approach their Lenten practice with mindfulness, and to practice with presence and non-judgmental witness. You might think of it as adjusting the focus on a camera before taking a photo. In this way, a forty day mindfulness practice reinforces commitment to change.
Lent is the season we recall the forty days and nights Jesus spent fasting in the desert prior to beginning his public ministry. The season also lends itself to a time for our self-improvement. Jesus calls us to live a more abundant life and offers a way in John 12:24:
Habits die hard, but once broken the change is rarely regretted.