Taking some time to be still, sit quietly and listen to the deafening silence is such a nurturing experience to mind, body and spirit. No rings, dings, beeps, not even the sound of traffic or voices or the wind.
All is quiet and at rest. Even 15 minutes can make a positive difference in the rest of the day. Imagine taking that gift and extending and expanding it to half an hour or a complete hour. Empty the mind and focus only on one thought or feeling and stay with it. The view from my office window provides a horizon of treetops and blue sky, a sun-drenched morning. I see Spring, feel it in my bones and let the warmth sink in as I move closer to walking lightly on the good earth very soon. The ground is still damp from a day of rain and snow and green growth is evident in bud and branch. How shall I connect with all of this and breathe in new life and growth for myself? Stay connected, stay grounded and know that the ground of our being is creation herself. Plant and cultivate. Feed and water these lives whether in plant or animal or one's self. Hold all close with careful attention to what you can give to these moments for the return is well worth the investment in this time of silence.