It’s so important to take that time…the time to pause.
We rush, rush, rush through life. So often we wonder just how we got to where we are. We say things like “how did it get so bad?” or “where did the time go?”
Sitting with yourself in silence is so important and we so rarely take the time to do it. Taking time to sit in silence with yourself provides you introspection and allows you to not only see what baggage you’ve been lugging around but let’s you choose to put it down.
I’m not really talking about meditation here, although that can be a place to start. I’m speaking to taking moments to BE in the moment. To feel the sun, brace against the wind and taste the raindrops. Experience the emotional aspects of who you are.
To figure out our why.
To learn where your ‘stuff’ has come from and face it before you drag it with you to the next experience.
To really, really live we must stop once in a while and be in our moments. We must look at all we carry with us and see what needs to be unloaded and left behind.
This poem is a beautiful reminder of how it feels to be in a moment and to experience it.
I love to sit in silence beneath a shady tree and listen to the song of birds and to the buzz of bees.
I love to sit in silence and watch the clouds go by and then read a book or hear a song and hear the wild bird cry.
I love to sit in silence when the day is almost done and see beyond the distant hill the paint glow of the sun.
I love to sit in silence in the evening twilight and listen to the whippoorwill sing with all its might.
I love to sit in silence beneath the starry night and pray to all in earnestness to live in silence all the while. – author unknown
To do this sort of soul searching we must learn to be still. We must stop being afraid to listen to our own voice. We are all a work in progress but as with any important project we need to stop and evaluate where we are from time to time. We need to occasinally pause and ask ourselves ‘why am I doing this?’
The world is a beautiful place. You have a beautiful soul. It would be simply a shame to not take the time to appreciate and experience this.
Feel free to use this affirmation “Today I take time to pause and drink in all the beauty that is life. I stop to use all my senses to be in the moment“