Please be still

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10

It is really hard to stay still. As I observe people, the inner mental chatter is almost audible. I am just the same. As soon as I sit in meditation attempting to become still and centered in the Silence of my own heartbeat, my mind rushes in with a marching band blocking the way to ‘be’. My mind always has something to say. She likes being clever. When she isn’t, she is either frantic or dealing with some kind of pain. There is always a program running.

DRAWING makes me still. If I want to experience a sense of stillness, I need to focus intently. I know it sounds self-defeating but it actually works. I can concentrate and get lost in drawing or creating something so much that I experience flow and inner stillness. At a place, where I am not aware of my mind’s constant chatter any more.

What is my tip for today?

Do something that gives you a sense of stillness. May it be meditating, praying, drawing, walking, gazing … experiment with it. 🙂