In the SILENCE and the stillness – you can LISTEN to your inner voice – your Spirit, your Soul – the real Essence of you.
No matter who we are, or what we do, or what we belief, or what we see ourselves achieving – we are ‘busy’. We each fill in our days with activities that are purposeful, useful, useless, exciting, mundane, peaceful, distressed.
Most times a mixture of these. Because we are easily surrounded by chaos, crisis, crime, violence, criticism and more.
Our little ‘inside motor’ stays always alert to “keep us safe”. Boy have we heard these words during the last almost 2 years.
Most of us have so many things to do, are distracted many times each hour, expend much energy doing and thinking about what else needs to be done – that we wish for an extra hour each day or an extra day each week.
And no – I don’t see how Daylight Saving helps much at all.
There is continual noise around us – people moving and talking, emails, texts and phone calls coming at us, TV shows in the background, perhaps live 24 hour news streaming and people wanting help with problems and expecting you to fix them.
This is why we need to make time to be SILENT – in a peaceful and quite setting – to LISTEN to WHO YOU ARE.
The quietness of a forest, the relaxed sound of a flowing stream, fishing from the bank of a river, listening to the sounds of birds and other animals – help us create a SILENCE from our ‘busy’ life.
Perhaps there is Wisdom in taking notice of the Creation story in the Bible – when God rested on the 7th day.
It makes a lot of sense to nourish our Spiritual and Emotional Elements.
In LISTENING to our INSIDE voice in SILENCE – we can decern who we are and apply the basic question:
“Is my life working right now?”
- What is your Soul telling you or asking of you?
- What parts of your life are working?
- What parts of your life are pulling you away from the Essence of you?
- Are you enjoying the people you love and respect and living the goals you were born to achieve?
Out of TEN how would you rate your LIFE in the 7 Elements of the Wellness Wheel?
Which one(s) need(s) attention?
Everyone in the world has 24 hours each day – so how come some achieve so much and others wish for an extra hour or an extra day? It is linked to Purpose, to Planning, to Delegation and to Focused Time – by shutting out all the distractions and noise to ensure the main gaols are achieved by you and by others.
It is basically true. If we have a deadline for a project most of us usually wait till a week out, before focusing on it. And we hand it in on time.
In essence we have COMPRESSED TIME. Our mind knows it has a deadline and the focus in concentrated to achieve it.
How much more could we achieve in our day to day lives if we COMPRESSED TIME on one or more task each day? We would achieve more. We would be more organised. We would be less distressed and so would the people around us.
We would also have the “time” to find to be SILENT to LISTEN with who we are.
To better answer the question – ‘Is my life working?’
SILENCE would allow us to take stock of the previous week and plan the week to come. We would be rested, re-energised and confident that our life is working and going in the direction we wish it to be.
There is a better chance the 7 main Elements of our Life – Family, Faith, Finance, Leadership and Physical and Emotional Health – would be better balanced
Life is full of wonder, desires, challenges, distractions, adventures, unexpected encounters and ‘stuff’.
‘Stuff’ that saps your energy and time and leaves you flat, frustrated and falsely believing that ‘you don’t have enough time’.
You do have the TIME.
Just need to set aside the time for SILENCE and LISTEN to the stillness, peace and what your INSIDE is telling you – that it desperately need in your life.
‘Is your life really working?’