Sitting In Silence Day 20

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There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls

~Howard Thurman

 

Yesterday I posted a quote by Howard Thurman.  In my readings, I found more of the quote.  I think the portion that was missing in yesterday’s quote is a very important part of it. 

This quote is underscoring how important it is to find your center and live from that center.  This world can be crazymaking and if you don’t operate from a solid center within yourself then you are vulnerable to all sorts of fear, anxiety, and confusion.  This is why it’s so vitally important to establish some sort of practice whether you call it prayer, contemplation, sitting in silence, or something else. 

Your practice doesn’t have to be contemplative.  It can involve movement such as walking, yoga, or engaging in your favorite hobby.  As long as it helps you step away from the rush and hubbub and noise of the world and gives you the opportunity to breathe and check in with yourself. 

Regularly checking in with yourself is all you need to do, really.  When you do this, you are better able to stay true to your guiding principles and values.  You’re less likely to be thrown into a tizzy by what’s going on outside of you.  You’ll be able to think calmer and clearer when presented with challenges and difficulties.

Keep up the practice you have established.  Try new techniques as well so that you further customize your practice. 

Let me know if you have questions.  Also, please share any insights you have. 

Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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