The other day, I found myself sitting outside, with my phone and headphones. I was about to go for a bike ride to not only workout, but also attempt to relieve some anxiousness that was setting in. But for some reason…I just sat down. As I sat there, I looked at my headphones and decided I didn’t want to listen to Apple Music. I just wanted to sit there because deep down inside, I was sick of the constant noise and non-stop activity. I usually feel guilty for not being productive, but I just had an urgent need to be still and quiet. My soul needed it.
Does our very being need silence?
While I continued to sit there, I was aware of God’s presence, and committed the moment to the Prince of Peace. As I got on with the rest of my day, I was much calmer, less irritable, and much more focused. It was if God had done surgery on my soul.
Some call it contemplative prayer, some call it meditation. Others might call it centering prayer. Whatever the term, there are times when we just need to simply “be”.
As created holistic beings, God has orchestrated benefits in silence, for our overall well-being
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