Today I am grateful for silence.
I felt a little heavy today. More mellow. It could have been the grey day again. I found my solace in silence. Recently I noticed a pattern. On the more mellow and grey days, I notice how I am hyper-aware of my emotions and I am very mindful of what I am doing moment to moment. I caught myself silently doing the laundry. I cleaned the kitchen slowly and paid attention to every wipe of the counter. Even as my children spoke to me, I was very deliberate in my responses, trying to be as brief as possible.
When I embrace silence by sitting and watching or moving through a mundane task with a heightened consciousness, I feel myself being myself. It is at the edge of my discomfort. Not quite there. But I can see how quickly I can let myself feel uneasy with all this attention I am giving myself. But on days like today, I need the extra softness and the quiet to hear my own heart beat.
Can you find a moment of deliberate silence each day even when the noise threatens to overwhelm?
42 days of gratitude…giving thanks to it ALL.