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SPIRITUAL PRACTICES IN SILENCE AND SOLITUDE

Each of us has much room to grow in the disciplines of silence and solitude. Below are a few suggested practices that might help you engage in more meaningful and regular rhythms in these means of grace. Blessings to you!

  • Set aside ten minutes each day for silence. Breathe deeply and become aware of God’s presence. Afterwards, journal about your experience.
  • Designate a “sacred space” in your home where you can retreat into silence and solitude.
  • Drive to work without talking on your phone or turning on the radio.
  • Spend an entire day without the use of technology (i.e. computer, iPhone, iPad).

RESOLUTION: BE STILL. BE SILENT

Monday, January 14, 2013.

How are you doing with your 2013 resolutions?

It is certainly important that we resolve to be more organized, more healthy, more kind, and more generous (and we hope that you’re able to pattern your life towards these goals!). But it seems even more important to resolve to be silent and be still. For it is in the silent and quiet moments where we become most fully alive, aware again of our true selves. 

So, on this Monday, would you resolve to take 10 minutes of silence to listen to the voice of the Holy One speaking His affirming words of love to you? May you do so! And in the spacious silence, may you find again your truest self. 

Blessings to you!

THE WONDER OF THE PRESENT

Stillness and silence are rare in a world of clamoring noise and distraction. 

Enter in and be quiet. 

Be still.

Inhale. 

Exhale. 

Experience the wonder of the present. God is here.