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Be Still

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

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AngelSharum wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:47 PM

I'm glad you were able to find some still time today.

nbaquero wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:54 PM

renda controlling ourselves is the hardest thing. I am glad you were able to be still and deal with the issue in the best possible manner.

vanGogh wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:07 AM

can relate with your posts; I still am managing my "runway thoughts" whenever I am confronted with people and events which cause me despair and anger. Thanks

RuthCox wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:11 PM

Yes, being still for just a moment can bring us closer to peace. And in the hummingbird's case, that moment enables him to take in the sweetness.

Renda wrote on January 7, 2015, 9:00 PM

Thank you, AngelSharum. I think we all need "still time" every single day, sometimes multiple times.

Renda wrote on January 7, 2015, 9:02 PM

I agree, nbaquero. It can be one of the most difficult things to do. Thank you for coming by.

Renda wrote on January 7, 2015, 9:05 PM

Thank you, vanGogh. I do think it is an ongoing challenge.

Renda wrote on January 7, 2015, 9:06 PM

It does indeed, Ruth.

seren3 wrote on January 9, 2015, 10:18 AM

I used to be quite good at that and lost it along the way. But I'm trying to get it back.

Renda wrote on January 10, 2015, 7:42 PM

I hope that you will find it again.