Sunday, August 11, 2013

Shhhhh, Did You Hear That?

Of course you didn't hear that because I am referring to the absence of sound, the peace, the quiet......pure bliss!

I am struck by how beautiful it is to sit in my kitchen and listen to the rustle of a soft breeze blowing through the trees in the back yard.  It is such a glorious sound, and yet, one that I/we don't often pause to enjoy. 

Our lives are so filled up with activity, errands, to-do's, going here and going there, and yet, on this beautiful Sunday morning, I am absolutely filled with happiness just sitting and enjoying the stillness.  OK, I know you are thinking.....but, Patty, you are typing a post to your blog!  Yes, you are correct, and still, it is quiet all around me.  :-)

Did you know that the whole purpose of yoga practice is to learn how to quiet your mind?  The asanas, or postures, are actually intended to help you focus in the moment, to go inside to the vast reality that is our inner self.  When we are able to be in stillness, just be, we can begin to connect with the higher power that is inside of all of us.  It is not religious, but it is spiritual. 

So, for the rest of today, I am going to be as still as I can be.  OK, OK, I am going to swim laps later on this evening :-), but up until then, I will enjoy as much quiet as I can.  I am excited to see what I will learn from my inner self today.

Desire to know more about me.  Dedication to peace and calm.  Discipline to be still.


  1. Swimming laps creates stillness and is all about going inside for me, too...