I have been reading an old work from the early 1600's and I like his idea of a spiritual bouquet.
He says that one of the things we should do after we have spent time meditating is to gather a little bouquet or garland of devotion. This is how he states it:
"One who has been walking in a beautiful garden does not depart willingly without gathering a few flowers to smell during the remainder of the day. In the same way we should, when our soul has been entertaining itself by meditating on some mystery, select one, two, or three of those points in which we have found most relish, and which are most proper for our advancement [spiritually], to think frequently on them, and 'smell' them , as it were spiritually, during the course of the day. This is to be done in the place in which we have been meditating, either remaining there in silence, or walking by ourselves for some time after."
This is a helpful picture for me---a spirtual bouquet! Yup....I like this idea.
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