This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can we live well, despite problems?
It’s been a hectic season. So now, let’s
hush…. get quiet.
I want to be at peace. I want my life to be free of unnecessary turmoil. I don’t want to be agitated, resentful or bitter about my circumstances. I want to live untroubled by self-pity, in the soothing tranquility of grateful acceptance.
Every single day.
I have found that to have the peace I crave, I must schedule in daily quiet, to wash my mind and spirit of unhealthy and unsettling thoughts and attitudes.
Did you know that everyday Noise raises stress responses (heart rate and blood pressure)?
The antidote is simple. Silence lowers cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
So, Just try this:
Every day, for at least 15 minutes, take a break from the noisy world. Allow the quiet to act like a gentle, cleansing rain.
Turn off the television, the radio, conversations, computers, ring tones and instant message alerts, and…
…let there be silence. Put your mind in a quiet place.
Will you? This year, beginning today, make room in your life for quiet?