I’ve recently been taking time to just “be still”. Our world has become a noisy, chaotic place where it can be difficult to find peace and quiet.
Stillness refocuses our attention and our hearts towards what really matters to us. When we take time to be still our minds wander into the thoughts we need to process. You could say that stillness is the gate into the garden of contentment because when we settle into quiet contemplation we find ourselves heading towards contentment.
The monastic movements such as the Benedictines understood this and made contemplation and silent meditation part of their daily rhythm for living. In silence we reconnect with the spiritual in life – the Old Testament poet wrote “be still and know that I am God”.
Whether you just need peace, silence, contentment, or a deeper understanding of God, stillness is still a great non-activity to recenter your mind, soul and spirit.
Enjoy the journey 👣