Tuesday, September 17, 2013

stillness

I've thought a lot about stillness, meditation and mindfulness lately and fortunately some of my studying has been on these topics so far this week.

"Be still and know that I am God." These simple words always bring comfort to my ofttimes rushed and full mind. When spoken they remind me to be find stillness and in that there is so much to be gained.

Stillness is where we can come to know God. Through this we can develop a relationship with Him. If we carry stillness within ourselves we can be more capable in embracing and standing. But we need to be ready and open for stillness and to work for it - it is a process - a self-reflection process that can be scary. (These are some thoughts I wrote down from a friend's talk this past Sunday)

Here is a quote that was shared in the support group for the lifestyle program I am on. Part of the balance that we seek is in healthy mind and spirit. Stillness can be achieved there. One of the habits we talk about is seeking quiet time, because it can be so important for our processing, learning and healing. 
"Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it's about creating a clearing. It's opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question." 
-Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Stillness provides a chance to see yourself, really see yourself and as the quote mentions, allow yourself to feel, think, dream and question.

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