Sitting In Silence Day 18

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Here is something I’ve been contemplating during my sitting in silence sessions:

You know you live in a small town when you accidentally left your front door unlocked for a week and absolutely nothing happened—even during the day when you were at work and even during the night while you slept.

Wow.

 

I’m very grateful that regardless of what the news outlets tell us, our world is still a safe place.

 

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Sitting In Silence Day 17

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When you aren’t sure what to focus on during your sitting in silence sessions, try this:

 

All is well and getting better.  Something better is up ahead.

 

 

As you gently repeat that, observe what thoughts and feelings come up.  Also, notice where in your body you feel them.  Just gently notice.  That’s all.

All is well.

Things are getting better.

Something better is up ahead.

Please share this post with your friends and family.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting In Silence Day 16

 

 

If you don’t know what to sit with in your sessions, try being grateful that Something Better is up ahead.

You don’t have to know what that Something Better will be or how it will come about.  All you need to do right now is to sit in silence with the statement “Thank you for the Something Better that’s up ahead.”

Please share this post with your friends and family.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting In Silence Day 15

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When you sit in silence, it’s common to have issues that are bothering you come up.  For instance the quietness reveals you are holding unresolved grief.  Unresolved grief is actually quite common so don’t think there is something wrong with you if you discover this.

Instead of moving away from grief  as you may have in the past, use your sitting in silence time to sit with it.  Ask yourself gentle questions such as

  • Tell me about this, tell me the whole story;
  • What can I do to help?
  • How can I help the healing?

Sit quietly and listen tenderly, meaning absolutely no judgement.  And no telling yourself how you’ll fix it!  Instead, let the grief tell you how to help.  Most likely at first it will want you to just sit with loving kindness and let it unburden itself to you.  This may take several sessions of sitting in silence.  And it may come in cycles, meaning that you may have several sessions of sitting with the unresolved grief and then a number of sessions when you don’t hear from it in a while.  It’s all perfectly fine.  No worries!

Please know that all types of grief are valid.  You may feel silly to be grieving the loss of a favorite pen, as an example.  Don’t dismiss this grief!  It’s sticking with you because it has something to tell you!  What it has to say can deepen and enrich your life if you take the time to listen and understand.

The key is to listen gently and tenderly as well as offering to help in an attitude of loving kindness.

It’sthrough this sitting in silence work that you discover Something Better is Up Ahead!

What are your thoughts about sitting with and listening to your unresolved grief?  Share your comments below.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting In Silence Day 14

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This is what I’m sitting in silence with today:

This too shall pass;

Something better is up ahead.

What are you sitting with in silence?  Please share in the comments below.  Thank you.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting In Silence Day 13

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When you sit in silence today, gently contemplate this question:

Who am I?

Take a moment to answer that question. 

There is no wrong or right answer—only the answer you have right now.  Keep asking yourself this question during your days—don’t ask just once, keep asking!  You’ll be amazed at the answers that come to you and how your life shifts because of the answers you get.

Please share your thoughts and observations in the comments below.  Please remember to share these posts with your friends and loved ones.  Thank you!

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Sitting In Silence Day 12

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Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~Howard Thurman

 

 

 

When you sit in silence today, gently keep turning your thoughts to the questions:

  • What do I love to do?
  • What makes me come alive?

Then sit quietly and pay attention to the thoughts that pop up.  In these ideas and urgings to action you will discover your Purpose.

Don’t worry if you have trouble doing this or if you don’t hear or sense anything.  Gently keep at it each day and you WILL be rewarded.

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting In Silence Day 11

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When asking question, as we talked about in Tuesday’s post, know that the answers will come.  They always come.  It’s our job to keep our minds clear of worry and anger and discouragement and overwhelm so that we can recognize the answers when they come.

The answers do not come in the form of a fairy godmother who waves a wand and all your troubles disappear.

The answers come in the form of an impetus for action.  And the action doesn’t seem to be related to the question.

For instance, a lyric in a song will stand out to you and give you an idea, or a book may fall into your lap or you may overhear a snippet of strangers’ conversation that is exactly the information you needed to hear.  These sort of things happen to us numerous times and we pass it off as coincidence or a lucky happenstance. 

Not so!

This is Grace.  It is Divine answering you!

Continue with your sitting in silence.  The more you do it, the easier you will sense your Inner Knowing, the Still Small Voice, your Inner Wisdom.

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Sitting In Silence Day 10

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Here’s I added in my sitting in silence session today:

All is well.

I also continued with yesterday’s thoughts:

Something Better is Up Ahead!

and

Thank you!

How are your sessions of sitting in silence going? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.  Also, please share these posts with your friends and loved ones. Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Sitting In Silence Day 9

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Here’s what I’m sitting in silence with today:

Something Better is Up Ahead!

and

Thank you!

How about you?  What are you sitting in silence with?  Please share your thoughts in the comments below.  Thank you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Crafting a soul-prospering life.