quiet time each day is important.. stillness of your heart and soul

  this   was one of  my  daily om  sent  to my  email  sent   to my  email last  week. I  try  and  take  time  for myself   every day if  only  for   5 or  ten minute  to be in stillness..  of  course  some  days  are  better  then  other ..  then there  are  the  days  where it is  hard  to  do.. however I  learned  that it  is  still very important. when I miss doing this for  long  periods  Isuffer  because of  it .   so  tonight I  think  a  long  bath is  in order  to  do  exactly  this  be in  stillness  with  myself  and   give myself  some  tlc..

   how  will  you  take  time  tonight  to be in stillness  and  give  yourself  tlc  too?

 

Avoiding the Center
Hovering Around the Sun

by Madisyn Taylor

Quiet time each day is so important, but many are so out of practice that it’s almost unnerving to be in stillness.

It’s funny to imagine our lives as something we spend a lot of time avoiding, because it seems like that would be impossible to do. Our lives consist of everything we engage in, from showering to sleeping, but also a lot of busy work that distracts us and keeps us from looking at our lives. Experiencing our life from the inside means taking time each day to simply be alone and quiet in the presence of our soul. Many of us are so out of practice that it’s almost unnerving to have a moment to ourselves. As a result, we may have stopped trying to carve out that time to take a seat at the center of our lives.

One of the reasons it can be uncomfortable to sit with ourselves is because when we do, we tend to open ourselves to an inner voice, which might question the way we’re living or some of the choices we’re making. Sometimes the voice reminds us of our secret, inner yearnings, dreams we thought we had forgotten. When we already feel overwhelmed by our busy schedules, the idea of hearing this voice can be exhausting. However, its reflections are the chords that connect us to our authentic selves, and they are the very things that make our lives worth living. When we continually avoid connecting with our life, we risk losing out on the very purpose of our existence.

To begin the process of being more present and less absent in your life, you might want to set aside just a few minutes each day to simply sit with yourself. This doesn’t mean watching a movie or reading a book, but taking time each day for self-examination to avoid the avoidance, to be with yourself in an open way. After a while, you may start to enjoy this part of the day so much that you make less busy work for yourself, so that you can spend more time at the center of your own life, rather than hovering like a planet around the sun.

 

 

 

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