Musicians and athletes both speak of “muscle memory.” There’s some kind of neural processing that goes on at the cellular level — and it doesn’t even require the brain! (For more on this, read, for example, https://www.ck12.org/book/human-biology-nervous-system/section/5.1/.
So we were wondering… Have you (intentionally or unintentionally) trained yourself in any “muscle memory” throughout the past 12 months of lockdowns? For example, what if we could train our body for a 20-minute quiet time each morning? What if we could train ourselves in the art of being resilient? What if we trained ourselves to tolerate ambiguity — or feel comfortable with the confusion of new languages? What if gradually, we shaped the way our minds feel about going through an entire week without sharing the Gospel with a soul.
Would you write a couple of lines about the rhythms YOU’ve set up during Covid quarantine? Feel free to comment anonymously — but please DO be honest. Just click “Read more/Comment” and share some of the HELPFUL and surprising rhythms your “spiritual” muscles have embraced over the past year.