Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.
October 6th - making time to be still
True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
There have been many days here that it’s been very hard to ‘be still’. My mind runs on overload when it comes to all that needs to be done. But the fact is, we make our day harder when we neglect taking time to be still.
Taking time out to rest just before a major shift in life helps us to mentally and physical readjust to the new circumstances. So I’m taking time to ‘be still’ to think about who I am, who I want to be and about where I want to be at this point in my life.
The storms of life do not have to knock a person down. Rather, they can be a time for growth. But without the most important step of being still, the change can easily exhaust and overwhelm.
Taking time to be still relieves stress and promotes well being.
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.
Memorable Moment: All the trash we put out on the curb lawn was picked up - either by garbage pickers or the trash men. Who knew that someone would want my old bird cage or a broken down chair?