One of the things I’m intentionally doing this year is to ask myself,
“What wants to be expressed through me?”
I ask this when I meditate. I ask this at random times a day. I ask this before I start working on any of my projects, including writing blog posts.
Since this is the start of a new month, I seek this month’s theme as well.
January is all about new beginnings.
February is all about being comfortable with the uncomfortable.
And as I write, I feel the theme for this month is all about stillness and silence.
Although I do not identify myself as a practicing religious anymore, I still find it timely since this month, we are observing the Lenten Season in the Catholic Christian religion. It is a time to reflect on Jesus’ test of discipline when he withdrew in the desert to prepare for his greatest ministry and sacrifice — his death on the cross. And thus, the Lenten Season is also a time for prayer, penance, and personal sacrifice to reflect in one’s life the time Jesus spent in the wilderness to prepare for his ministry.
Having shared this, you don’t have to be a Christian to reflect and do self-examination. You don’t have to be a Christian to invite stillness and silence in your life.
And so, to start this month’s blog post, I simply want to invite you to invite stillness and silence this month of March.
For when we are still and silent, we become more present in our lives. And as we become more present in our lives, we feel a deeper connection with ourselves and with Life all around us. This deeper connection allows us to find beauty, joy, love, and peace in whatever’s happening in the world today.
Above all, in practicing being still and silent, we are able to connect more deeply and align ourselves with our Highest Source. We are able to open ourselves to whatever it is that wants to be expressed through us, our Life’s Work and our Life’s Mission.
To help you in inviting stillness and silence this week, here’s something for you to reflect on:
Silence is the source of all that exists, the unfathomable stillness where vibration began — the first oscillation, the first word, from which life emerged. Silence is our deepest nature, our home, our common ground, our peace.
Silence reveals. Silence heals. Silence is where God dwells. We yearn to be there.
(Gunilla Norris, Inviting Silence)
Peace, Love, and Light!
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