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This is powerful. Many of us dislike silence. It breeds fear, anxiety and self doubt. But there in the silence there are words, ideas, creativity, blessing, connection and an abundance of possibilities.
I know this when I spend time with my man.
I know this when I meet my maker in the silence of quiet meditation.
I know this as I coach professionals wanting to be their best selves.
I know this as I hear the heart truths from one of my kids.
Make silence your friend. Find some today. Turn of your phone. Unplug. Listen in the silence.
There are days when all you want to do is curl up in a ball and retreat. Find a dark, quiet room and have a long lie down. Shut out the noise, the demands, the requests and find rest.
But more often than not this idea of rest is elusive. It escapes us….slips through our fingers.
If I am serious about finding rest in the busyness I need to be prepared to do the following:
Get to bed early
Sit down for five minutes when I have a coffee or cup of tea
Eat well, snack less
Play my favourite music and sing along
Walk, stretch, exercise my body
Read or listen to something encouraging
Find a space of my own to read, reflect, journal, pray each day