Stillness

This post was inspired by Annette Rochelle Aben’s Angel Message today.

Even in complete and total stillness, there is movement.

Stillness

My last post was a story about Willie Nelson, and in the thought of stillness, I’m reminded of his song, “Still is Still Moving to Me.”

“And it’s hard to explain how I feel
It won’t go in words but I know that it’s real
I can be moving or I can be still
But still is still moving me…”

I love to sit in a state of quietness where all I hear is my breath moving in and out. It puts me in mind of the ocean tide – ebbing and flowing.

We find ourselves in a busy and noisy world. There is always some clamor about something or the other – radio, TV, our phones, conversation and on and on.

I live in a big city and from my apartment, I can hear the traffic on the freeway. We learn to tune out certain sounds. Even away from the city, there are noises. It’s just that they are more in synch with our own inner babble and it more often than not, gives us a sense of peace.

So my challenge to you today is to find five minutes – yes only five minutes in a twenty-four hour day – to sit in total and complete stillness. Use earplugs if you need to and just breathe. Ah……feel it? Hear it?

music of stillness

Thank you for participating with me.

As Tina Frisco says, “Namaste.”

 

 

15 thoughts on “Stillness

  1. Beautiful, Jan. I love the image of “still is still moving in me.” Throughout the day, I find time to rest in silence. There’s a fullness in that state that gives me life. β™₯

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    1. I do the same, Gwen. We can move so fast that we miss the little and important things in life. I love to slow down and breathe and give thanks. I appreciate you stopping by. Here’s to a day full of stillness. Hugs xoxo

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  2. I guess I’m incredibly lucky. There are still quiet corners in England, and I live in one of them. The only sound right now is me tapping my keyboard; I just had to say what a beautiful piece this is, Jan.
    I wonder why I had to correct “piece” from “peace”.

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  3. Awesome!! I do think you will enjoy being a part of this group. It is nothing like RRBC, which is good. They are each totally different and accomplish different things. Glad you joined. Maybe I’ll see you at a Texas Authors sponsored book festival somewhere next year.

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  4. What an inspiring post, Jan. Something so easy to do while sitting at the computer for hours on end. I simply have to remember πŸ™‚ Annette’s Angel posts are a highlight of my day. Hugs, my friend πŸ’–

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  5. I love the word stillness…it relaxes me immediately! Those moments of stillness product a wonderful by product of peace. Thanks for the reminder:) I’ve fallen out of my habit. Namaste!

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