Quiet Time

“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” –Romans 12:1

Nourishing my mind and spirit are critical to my survival. I learned this long ago, as a college student trying to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. All these years later (more than I care to admit), I am still aware of this need for quiet reflection each day.

The sources of inspiration vary for me, but taking the time to sit in gratitude and peace is necessary to being my best self. There is a power in the written word – it expands my mind, my perspective, my sense of place in this world. I am grateful for the gifted authors who have touched my life in countless ways, my guides in this early morning ritual.

The power of words to transform my mind, to open me to a new way of thinking about a situation is soul work. Important, quiet and reflective work – to be lost in the beauty of the words so artfully arranged that I find in them a new sense of self. This is a continuous process, a constant work in progress, but it is essential to the fiber of my being.

If you begin your days in a crazy swirl of chaos, I encourage you to take a few quiet moments. They can serve as a lifeline to a calmer, kinder day.

“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi


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