Life is full of chaos and noise. It has gotten to the point where we are afraid of quiet. The art of 'Being Still'. Whenever there is quiet our thoughts take over and those thoughts can scare us sometimes. So we keep adding to our lives.
Tonight my girls were outside playing so I finished up the dishes and thought I would go and sit down and rest for a few minutes. While I was sitting down to relax I turned on the TV to watch the news, then I remembered that I hadn't read the paper today. When I finished the paper I picked up my cell phone and checked Instagram and then started to play a game on it. Then all of a sudden I realized what I was doing. I had planned to sit down and relax for a few minutes and now I was bombarding my brain into overload. Why do we willingly do this to ourselves?
It is time my friends, to embrace quietness and stillness and learn to just 'Be'. It takes time and practice - it will not be easy for me - I can tell you that! But it is something that I know I need to do.
The first step is to find a place where you can find quiet. Also, if you have children that would include a time as well. I have friends who get up at obscene hours in the morning just to guarantee their quiet time. I am not a morning person. I get up because of necessity to take care of my family. I like dusk, the girls have quieted down for the night and I have time to think about my activities of the day - the conversations that took place - and ponder "What did I learn today?"
Use those precious moments during your day to pause and "Be Still". I am told that your quality of life will increase dramatically. Life throws so much at us each day, I want to be able to treasure those moments of silence and solitude, and use them to become a better wife, mother and friend.