Blogs by Barbara J Henry
'Moments of Quiet Reflection'
5/14/2009 1:20:56 PM
Taking the time to be quiet,to silence the mind and activities,helps us to renew our energy and creativity.It also increases our level of gratitude.
Many of us have forgotten how important it is to be still, to spend a few moments just quieting the thoughts and mind.
We have been led to believe that we must be busy,doing something every single moment.
If we are idle for any amount of time,we think we are not being productive;this is especially true for the high achievers,but often, being idle or quiet,is exactly what is needed.
Let me ask you:Have you ever taken the time to still your thoughts and activities and found in doing so that you were much more productive and creative after the period of silence ended?
Consciously building moments of silence into our daily schedules will improve the quality of our lives and energize our activities.
It will also help us to become more in tuned with ourselves,our thoughts,goals,hopes and dreams.
For those of us who are serious about self help,spending time alone is a must so that we can get to know ourselves,who we really are,and who we desire to become.
Trying to figure this out amid the noise and chaos of everyday living is impossible.
So much is overlooked or missed altogether because we are so busy 'doing things.'
Deliberately taking time daily to quiet our thoughts,to come apart for a while,will give us the energy,focus,and direction we need to continue our journey of self help/self growth,and it will help us to get a clearer perspective of the things that really matter in our lives.
So,here is the challenging question:Will you commit to working into your day at least a ten minute block of time where you do nothing but quiet your thoughts and count your blessings?
This can be done in the morning,before your day gets going,or it can be done at night before you retire.
I believe if you do this daily,you will soon be well on your way to accomplishing any goal,no matter how grand or lofty it may be.
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