It's interesting that you mention Brother Lawrence and his book/collection of letters. I actually had to buy it for school a couple years ago, and i just started reading it again after posting yesterday. I also have a few Frank Laubach books... maybe i'll find those as well. I think I've had tiny glimpses of what it means to see God in everything - but like you said, Steve, it is hard. It's cutting against a grain that's been 23 years in the making...
I think that this whole concept is one of the things that makes our faith journey so unique in terms of other religions/belief structures around the world. Rather than withdrawing from life in search of enlightenment, I think that true Christianity involves completely engaging in every activity - all for the sake of maximum exposure to God's presence.
Being willing to see God in everything is almost a threatening idea. the truth is, it's easier for me to live 'life as usual' when I choose to believe that God isn't in the daily grind. If my frustration with other rush hour drivers or my devotion to my sports team or what I do with my empty Starbucks cup is devoid of 'spiritual' implication, then i am free to live an unexamined life. But the reality is that the more I open my eyes to His presence in every mundane 'insignificant' sector of my life, the more He can change me. And I'm all for change!!
But. but. but. I hate doing hard stuff, I'll admit it - without shame. Ok, maybe a little bit of shame... I'm thinking that I really need all this 'Spaces' stuff.
Honest self-reflection kills me every time.