What can any of us do in those moments when we can feel ourselves sliding into a situation that we know in our heart of hearts will be a mistake? Aha. This is the job of spiritual bodyguards. Maybe your spiritual bodyguard is a local monk or minister. Maybe it's a best friend . . . Maybe it's a saint — dead or alive.

Geri Larkin in Tap Dancing in Zen by Geri Larkin


To Practice This Thought:
Find a spiritual bodyguard and call him or her when you find yourself in a tricky situation.


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