Life has been full for me lately, lots of responsibilities, commitments, celebrations, beginnings and endings. I am aware that even when all is positive or right, it is still taxing. My soul longs for stillness. It is during these times that I am reminded: Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle
For me to find the stillness within, I need to go out. I need to get out upon the Mother, sink my being into Her essence, walk upon Her belly, rest in Her arms and breathe in Her perfume. She sends to me the others. She sends to me the beings that revere Her and celebrate Her daily. The birds surround me, the insects, the tiny fur friends and they remind me of the stillness.
Sometimes in the busy-ness of my life I feel the stress creep in and begin to take away the breath of my peace. Inner peace needs rest to lean into. And when I am busy, I can forget the rest my soul needs. And as strange as this may sound, I put it on my “to do” list. I put on my list a specific time to do nothing but seek the stillness and rest my soul longs for.
Where do you find your stillness? For some it is in art, in music or dance. For some it is in exercise or cooking. Usually, the stillness is found in a pastime or a place that you can go and not be bothered by the responsibilities of your day and instead can take pleasure in the simple moment that you are in. You can create, you can celebrate, you can dream or wonder and your soul soaks it up.
Blessings ~ Lisa
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