Be Still

September 6, 2007

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing at all. Stillness is difficult because we’re trained to always be on the go. We live in a restless age, with many distractions. Stillness can help us see and hear more clearly our inner concerns.

Sometimes all we need to do to attend to a worry is to acknowledge it. Listen quietly to your worries and they will lose some of their power over you.

Create moments of stillness in your day. Whether you’re at home, at the office, in a park, in a traffic jam, even the busiest days will offer some opportunity for a moment of stillness.

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“Don’t just do something – sit there.”

As I rest in stillness, I ask God to help me attend to my worries and thereby to put them to rest.

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