Stillness Can Be Profound
Do you ever just sit? I mean, just sit? Many people right now have time because they’re not rushing off in their lives to do something else, and we’ve experienced a mandate to be still, a mandate to sit. Joeaux is talking about making a silent retreat, and I hope she does. And, I hope I get to help because just sitting in the stillness can make profound changes in your world.
Appreciating the Stillness
I was talking with my chiropractor the other day, she’s wonderful, and she was saying how her family, which consists of three teenagers, usually going in all different directions, has now been sitting down to dinner together and talking. They’ve played games together, and they’ve done things that they haven’t done together in years, that is one of the positives coming from this time. It’s about being still and appreciating that stillness.
So this week, I’m going to ask you to make a list of everything that you appreciate about the stillness that is within you. And then maybe by the time you see this weekly message, we will have already set a date for a silent retreat. Joeaux’s Solopreneur silent retreat that I might get to help with. It would be interesting to learn new things and learn to be silent online, on video with other people, and not be in their presence.
Expanding Your Energy Fields
It will be interesting to see how we can expand our energy fields large enough to feel each other in our stillness, and appreciate each other in whatever capacity that we need to appreciate each other. I appreciate you. I’m going to add you to my list of appreciations and add you to my list of energy that I allow to float in while I’m sitting in the stillness.
I remember watching an Eckhart Tolle video, and he practices presence he has written the books, The Power of Now, and A New Earth. They are very powerful, and I love the poetic way he speaks and writes. I noticed in the video that when he would pick something up, he moved very definitely with the presence of it. He would take a sip of water, taste the water, swallow the water, and then go on with his presentation in silence when he was in front of an audience. What can silence do for us? Going inside can bring us gifts of spending time with our loved ones, going inside can bring us gifts of spending time with ourselves, and learning the love that is within ourselves for ourselves—spending time in the stillness.
I think even when we are beyond all of this COVID-19 business, I think I still would like to have a day of silence once a week, once a month, once every two weeks, and have a day where there’s no technology, there are no books, there’s no television, there’s no computer, just being. Let’s try it.
Namaste, y’all. Namaste.
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