Today was more challenging for me than other days at work. On more than one occasion, I had to stop myself from reacting; stop myself from panicking; stop myself from jumping to conclusions. I just had to STOP and be still. Be still and rest, be still and breathe, be still and remember that in the stillness is comfort. Just be still.
I have not always had the ability to be still, to clear my mind, to let go...and just be. It took me quite some time to learn how to do it. It wasn't easy, at first, especially with the rushing around that seems to happen in so many of our lives now. It took practice, and still there are times when it can be somewhat of a challenge. However learning to be still has been a life altering experience for me.
And at the end of the day, I realized that thing that had been so frustrating really didn't matter as much. And the person causing the problems, really didn't matter either. As I searched for a picture to match my thoughts for the day, I stumbled upon the hummingbird pictures I had taken a while back. His small, yet energetic statue, even has to be still once in a while.
Image Credit » Image Credit Renda Brooks