STILLNESS




As I pondered today what to write, I was not sure what to say to you. What would speak the loudest or have the most impact. We are all in different places in our lives and what one thing could I say that would have meaning?

I sat out on my screened in porch and observed the birds flying to and fro, zooming around, gracefully sailing through the air, landing for a moment on a branch in a nearby tree; next minute, on the ground looking for something to eat. I love the birds, the sounds, observing their flight. As I sit and write this, I can hear a dove cooing in the distance on a spectacular sunny day with a slight breeze.

I came up with nothing. Then off to do a couple of chores and play with my cat. It must be spring fever, I said to myself. I digress yet again. Back to the topic of stillness. Life is so crazy, busy or not, it can be crazy. Distractions abound and technology pulls us into a false sense of doing something at times. We use it, we need it to communicate in today's world is true. But do you take time to pull away to a quiet place inside of yourself to find some balance?

It's not an easy thing to do to just be still is it? I'm reminded of the song from a while back by Simon and Garfunkel, 'Sound of Silence'. That is how I got to this topic when I sat down at my desk and stared into my computer, then out the window, then up on the wall, then back to my computer screen. That song made it's way into my mind, or my heart. Either way, silence does have a sound and being still takes skill and patience with oneself.

A quote I found by Wayne Dyer says, "Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness." So true, and profound. Take some time to simply "be" and let stillness come. It will come!

You are worth it. You deserve it. Find that space, that time, that place. Now go....

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