“My love, where do you go when you go quiet?”
The quiet has always been a magical and mysterious place for me. I like to consider myself an extrovert introvert. I can enjoy a good conversation and social gathering but then I also like my quiet time.
This is where I get to be the turtle and retreat into my shell when necessary for growth and reflection. For anyone who has a first nature to be introverted you may naturally gravitate towards more solo and individual experiences.
And for the outgoing extrovert it is time needed to recharge and replug.
The quiet is a place for all of us. Always available.
It can be inside or in an environment.
It is where we can listen. Gain insight. Hear our intuition.
My quiet practice involves mentally going into the temple or “cave” of my mind. Tuning out from the world and going within.
It gives me the opportunity to sit in stillness, be creative and build something from nothing. In space of nothing is everything hence why minimalism is so popular.
We don’t need so much to create or to hear. We just need intention, discipline and willingness.
Are you willing?
Surrender to the quiet and let it guide you on your own journey.
Your body will thank you for it.
And you will thank you for it.
We can be better humans to ourselves and to each other.
In stillness there is a kindness and compassion that I am reminded of. I am reminded that I deserve to be kind to myself and to know compassion. That I am human and that in itself is enough.
Being human is a miracle.
Without the moments of being in the quiet I may not have those reminders.
In the quiet
My heart softens
I am within
I am without
I am everything
I am human.
Where do you go when you go quiet?