The Practice of Stillness

Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time.

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the practice of stillness

Is your world noisy?  Between the people, the gadgets, and the never-ending cacophony of social media and 24-hour news, the quest for quiet in the modern mom’s life can seem more difficult than solving the national debt crisis.   And while we may recognize our need for other disciplines, like study or fellowship, we often find it difficult to acknowledge our need for silence or solitude.  We feel selfish or believe time for that will come in other seasons of life, but not now.

But maybe, it’s those times when quiet is hardest to find when we really need it the most.

The Psalmist tells us,

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10

How do we accomplish this practice of stillness, the disciplines of solitude and silence?  And especially how do we make it happen in the midst of our loud and busy lives?

 Join me today at Do Not Depart where I’m sharing five tips for finding time for stillness in the middle of this crazy, loud world.

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  1. Just this morning, I read the amplified version of Psalm 46:10: “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” The “Let be…” that begins the psalm spoke volumes to me. So often, I need to deliberately let life “be” before I can “be still.” This first step of “let be” is key for me to be able to accomplish this practice of stillness and the disciplines of solitude and silence.
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