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.


“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.


10 Responses to “Be Still”

  1. iamikel Says:

    every moment is my stillness moment. even in my office! hahahahaha…. how about you?

    Every moment??? I think you’ve overdone it, Iamikel. 😛

  2. doc Says:

    a moment of masterly inactivity,
    when all else in this world fade into insignificance;
    a timeless pause spent with the Maker,
    can yield a sobering experience.

    Doc, I like your little prose which sums up the whole post. 😉

  3. Chester Says:

    Hmmm I’ll try it..see if it works.

    Hehe.. I’d love to see you try it, my dearest Chester. 😉

  4. may Says:

    yup, sometimes we just have to be still and let the world go by. that’s when we learn to appreciate the little miracles that are happening around us. *smile*

    Well said, May. *smiles*

  5. angel Says:

    *raises hand*

    I’m GOOD at doin’ nuthin’ :mrgreen:

    Ditto, Angel. 😛

  6. Kyels Says:

    Stillness; it’s good to just lay our worries to rest, definitely.

    Bingo, Kyels. 🙂

  7. elviza Says:

    Dearest Jemima,

    There are times stillness will gets in my way. Most of the times, I just endure it, for my sake.

    This post is a food for the soul. Thanks friend!

    Elviza, it’s definitely food for my own soul.. hence, my inner peace. 😉

  8. bunnywunny Says:

    We should be afraid of being lonely, but not of being alone.

    Likewise, silence, stillness, quietude needn’t be scary.

    I agree, Bunnywunny. 😉

    As Anne Frank said.. the best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature & God.

  9. winn Says:

    i tried to aknowledge it..but i tend to forget it again n again..

    A day will come when you will no longer forget it, Winn. 😉

  10. Angele Says:

    Wise thought Jem 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and have a gud w-end.

    No problem, Angele.

    Happy weekend to you too. 🙂

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