Posts Tagged ‘stillness’

What to do

September 5, 2014

And what not to do

How do we know?  From where comes the guidance?

Is there a still place in your soul?  Do you know?  Where is the stillness?  Think of a pool of water in an old growth forest.  It is completely undisturbed until the rain falls.  Drip, drip, drip.  The slow falling of the rain.  The water being disturbed.  Not a downpour really, but just drip, dripping.  Perhaps the drips are the inspiration.  The inspiration falling gently into the previously undisturbed pool.

Can you be still and notice?  Notice the dripping, notice the subtlety.

Be still and know……

The Great Wash

August 13, 2014

As we sit with the absurdities around us we must let them wash over us.  Anything less creates stress and blockage.  If we are to have soaring spirits we must be quiet and listen.  Eventually we can get to a place where things can wash over.  I know at times it seems like the wave of a tsunami, but it will still wash over if we are quiet and still.  It does take practice.

This does not mean that we do not take action.  When we are called to action, however, we will be effective, clear, and forthright.

Sitting still is where we find true power.

Internal Joy

August 11, 2014

I am thinking this morning about all the strife in the world.  We must find internal joy.  We must also find those very select external things that bring us joy.  We are smothered with information and choices.  How do we choose from such an overwhelming abundance of opportunities?

I think the only way to choose wisely is to choose from an inner place.  We must choose from a balanced place of using heart and head.  If we always choose from the heart our decisions may be to emotional and not really the best thing for us.  If we always choose from the head our decisions may be completely rational and lacking any real spirit or connection to our souls.

How do we find this inner place?  We need to have some type of practice that will allow some space in our day to listen.  We need to listen to whatever voice or longing that speaks to us.  I urgently believe that we can only listen when we are quieted.  It may just be five minutes a day if that is all you think you can spare.  Eventually, I would guess, that the five minutes will turn into twenty or thirty minutes.

I invite you to fall in love with silence.  Silence is the waiting, willing, and patient lover.