Spiritual Tools - Address H.A.L.T.

Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

Hungry - Angry - Lonely - Tired. Any combination of these diminishes my fitness for service. They are the barometer of the spirit - the low pressure before the storm. My presence in the Now is diminished as I look to the past for blame and to the future for relief. Out of the Now means out of God's presence.



  1. Presence
  2. Integrity
  3. Self-Discipline
  4. Balance


  1. Pause when agitated or doubtful
  2. Take 10 meditative breaths
  3. Assess the symptoms of H.A.L.T.
  4. If Hungry...Get nourishment
  5. If Angry...Say "I have all I require." and imagine three gratitude list items
  6. If Lonely...Say "I have all I require." and Reach Out for help
  7. If Tired...Take a break, Step Away if possible and Laugh at the Beast


I have lost three coffee cups and damage the cover of one vinyl tool kit by not taking this advice. H. A. L. T. arises and I take myself out of the moment. I set things on the roof of my van, forget they are there and drive off. I retreived the tool kit off a busy road. I keep it with it's scarred cover to remind me. As for the cups, I have found the sight and sound of the cups smashing brings me back to the Now. I am able to laugh at my ego and stop taking myself so seriously.