There is power in being still, but it is hard for many. This has been a year where I’ve been forced to be still, but the beauty of it is that I am embracing it. Reflecting back to the past couple years, I was on the go train and loving every minute of it. At times I extended myself more than I needed. The continuous practice of overextending led to consistent exhaustion which became my new normal. This eventually caught up with me.
I was doing a lot and one important thing that I missed was to take care of myself. Step by step as I was marking off goals that I accomplished, my body was becoming depleted, work was beyond stressful, and I was building my business as I was working full time. Soon enough, everything came to a screeching halt and I was forced to stop.
It is in these times when we stop that we discover the clarity that we need for the next steps of our journey. We should live our life that is aligned to our purpose. As we are already in the middle of February, it is obvious that time doesn’t wait, but somehow it all works out in due time.
We grow every day in one way or another and it is important to understand the purpose behind the seasons and trust all is working out for the greater good.
This week for Mindful Mondays are Quotes on being still
“To know yourself as the being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.” Eckhart Tolle
“The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God. “ Jim Elliot
“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.” Morgan Freeman
“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” Wayne Dyer
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra
“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” T. S. Eliot
“The writing day can be, in some ways, too short, but it’s actually a long series of hours, for months at a time, and there is a stillness there.” Anne Enright
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore