"Stillness" is not a word that many of us even use anymore, let alone experience. Yet women today, perhaps more than at any other time in history, desperately need the spirit of stillness. We are constantly on the move, stretched to to our maximum by all the hats we wear, all the balls we juggle, and all the demands our lives bring. ~Emily Barnes
I had a very busy week last week. Near the end of the week, and near the end of one particular day, I was driving on a back country road on my way home. The sun was just beginning to set after a gorgeous day. I stopped my car by the side of the road and just sat there for a few minutes, taking in the quiet, peaceful beauty of the scene before me. In those few still moments, I realized that I had been rushing from one thing to another all day. It felt so good to be still. I need more moments of stillness and quiet. Business has a way of helping us to loose our perspective and what truly is important...and what is not.
"Drop thy still dews of quietness till all our strivings cease; take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of Thy peace." ~John Greenleaf Whittier
"Remember, the times when you feel you can't afford to slow down are the times you need the spirit of stillness most desperately. Let your impatience be a signal that it's time to get quiet." ~Emilie Barnes
My prayer is that the words to this post may serve as a daily reminder to me.