Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world.

Pico Iyer

Psa 46: [MSG]
10a  “Step out of the traffic! 

The King James of the above verse is this “Be still…”.

At any given time here in the city I live in you can drive by a certain coffee franchise and see a line of cars waiting to pick up their favorite version of coffee at the drive thru window.

Just listening to my daughter and the schedule she has to keep getting my grandchildren to all of their activities makes me feel exhausted.

I cannot remember the last time when I have stepped out into the still of the night and the only sounds I hear are those the creatures of nature.  Or the last time I have seen the northern lights dance with such beauty that takes your breath away and stand there in awe of what you are beholding.

My best time of the day is at night where I can just be still, reflect on the events of the day.  Time to just quiet my mind and my spirit.  Time to cleanse from all those things that kept you on edge.

When is the last time you just did absolutely nothing.  No phone, no television, no children tugging on you, just so quiet that you can almost hear your heart beat within you.

Meditation is a good thing, not really thinking about anything, just letting your frustrations leave your body from your head to your toes.

So, I would encourage you to take time and be still!

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