Saturday, August 27, 2016
Silence is my worst enemy. Silence within, where I distract myself with external things that don't challenge me, sometimes distractions that are positive except that I am using them to ignore my inner voice and listening.
Silence without- ignoring the many forms of input and knowledge, support and encouragement that come my way throughout a day- all I need do is be open to hear and listen, to take these messages in where they can nurture me. Sometimes the external voices and messages are from people, sometimes though the messages come in the balmy whispering of cooling breeze on a hot summer day, the joyous song of birds outside my window, the giggle of a child. Sometimes it's a bit more dramatic- a double rainbow in the sky, the powerful energy of a sudden thunder storm that rolls crashing into the fading day and is just as suddenly gone.
Sometimes as simple as opening my iPad and coming here to Sparkpeople. Playing the trivia game, spinning the wheel, dipping my toe in the waters and reading some blogs, commenting on the thoughts and feelings expressed by others who share the journey, and before you know it, I find myself turning away from the silence and listening quietly to my inner voice, opening myself to speak, to share my thoughts and feelings, to reach out and welcome others to share support, encouragement and friendship. Together we can do what we cannot do alone...
Silence iws where My disappointments and shortcomings grow like shadows on a wall, looming over me like monsters, dragging me down and tempting me to complacency, to shame or guilt.
The smallest step away from the
At silent space is to reach for the brilliance and warm blessing of light, to dare to hope and step forward to change, to progress and even transformation.
It is my choice... Silence is not my choice this morning,