I am not a quiet person and I did not grow up in a quiet family but I still relish the time when I can find silence in the middle of noisy chaos.
Silence can calm a restless mind and silence can also open it to solutions.
When I find myself becoming overwhelmed, I take the time to find a moment of solitude:
A walk in the Nature Center by my house on one of the quiet paths.
A silent moment in my car, parked on top of a hill, looking out over my city or…
A short weekend trip, away from day-to-day life, where I can rest peacefully by the lake and watch as nature unfolds.
These moments of silence, whether they last just a few minutes or a few days, like prayer, soothe my spirit and rejuvenate my heart.
When I find myself unable to make decisions…
When I find myself being at odds with those around me…
I must make time to step out of the frenzy of my daily world and make room for silent moments.
These moments are a gift that help me to once again find balance and God’s grace.
“Dear God, help me to find a moment of quiet respite when I am lost in the chaos of my world. Help me to see that I must make time to find peace… in nature and solitude.”