Friday, February 4, 2011

Gentleness, Quietness

There are times in life when the loudest sound we should make is silence.

It is powerful, meaningful, and has just as much impact as any speach or proclamation. When I steal away to the quietness in my soul, I find rest for my weary mind and ease to my spirit. It is then that I announce ever so quietly that in this moment my being has taken on the assignment of peace even if there is total chaos surrounding me. You can find that quiet place in your heart.

Remember to frequently take yourselves off your own back burner. Get all the love, attention and rest you need to carry on. Shut the phone off, go for a walk, meditate on a scripture. Whatever it takes, retain those moments of gentleness and quietness.

You deserve it and so do I.

"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters." -Psalms 23:2

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Be good to you, be true to you

Have you ever sat back and looked at the world around you? I mean, really sit and intently consider what makes us who we are? What molds us, motivates, and changes us? The patterns we create called daily living, and the habits we hold on to both the good and bad.

I am gaining the realization that being me is the best way to live my life and that nothing in this world makes me happy unless I am true to myself. I am far from arrival, but I do sincerely try to keep this vantage for my journey. Even physically with exercise, eating healthy, good wholesome conversation, and deep reflection and down time to recharge. I must always be in tune with myself before I can ever be a blessing to others.

Being good to me, true to me means loving me. Really embracing all that is treasured inside of me, accepting the things that I can't change, and working on the things that I can. It also means getting rid of the things that bring negative energy. the things that hurt and harm me.

Today, I choose to love me for everything that I am and everything that I am not.

This life is a journey. Grab a hold of yourself and give you all the love you can!

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." -Hecato, Greek philosopher


I have tried, several times, to sit and write a bunch of goals for 2011. I've been doing this every year since I was just a kid. And in most cases, I meet most of my goals. Resolutions are always a little on the "eh, I could've done a little better" side, but then again I have been known to be my worst critic. This year the only thing that consistently resonates in my heart is Growth. To grow and blossom into a bigger and better me. To become, to learn, to indulge, to prune, to plant. To bring Kingdom to earth, and to establish who I am in this world. This year I want to grow like never before. There are many seasons a person has in a lifetime- and after being still, it feels good to stretch out my arms and say "Today I want to be big!" "Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life." -Herbert Otto