Yesterday the “fuel level low” notice popped up on my dashboard. Despite my love of organization and type-A personality, I more often than not let my gas get all the way down to practically empty before I fill it back up.
It’s just so easy for me to be busy busy busy and not take the fifteen minutes to go to the station and top the tank off.
Like many things, it’s mostly a matter of developing a new habit, becoming more aware of the gas level, putting a sticky note on my dashboard or something along those lines. I’m just not there yet.
I’ve found the same to be completely applicable to my spiritual state. It is so easy to be busy with life and all the mundane tasks that require my attention (some of which I even enjoy) that I find myself not attending that class, or pushing off a chavrusa, or choosing to listen to a podcast or watch something on Netflix instead of listening to a shiur.
And then I wonder why, when faced with some sort of challenge, I have a hard time dealing.
If my spiritual gas tank is practically empty, of course I have a harder time connecting to the resources of Torah that could help me deal with the problem!
It’s ironic because whenever I learn or go to a class or listen to a shiur I always feel SO GOOD afterwards, and yet it’s so easy to, and I so regularly, push it off.
I think next month I will add “go to or listen to shiur” to my BuJo tracker and bring it back to the forefront of my mind again so that I can make sure that my spiritual gas tank is always at least half-full.
How do you stay spiritually connected?