Thursday, August 12, 2010

The ABC's of Life...Q is for Quiet

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think." ~A Raisin in the Sun

"Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself." ~Hermann Messe

"Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up." ~Pearl Buck

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." ~Arundhati Roy

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live." ~Bertrand Russell

"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." ~Minnie Aumonier

Among the busy-ness and the chaos of our day to day lives, make sure to find time for solitude. Time to be alone with your unplug and be stop multi-tasking and be calm.
Take a long, hot in the garden...take a walk in nature or run around the block...practice a prayer...write in a journal...create art. Get up early if you have to, or stay up later after everyone has gone to sleep. Put the distractions of tv, computers and cell phones on hold and find serenity in the silence. Seek out the place that brings you peace (the ocean, the mountains, a church) so that you can restore your soul and nourish your spirit. Meditate...Contemplate...Relax. Quiet works wonders.

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