quietude |ˈkwīəˌt(y)o͞od| noun a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
A week of quietude.
To tune in to your creativity. To listen to your soul. To sense the rhythm of your spirit.
Because life seems to pull us in every direction. We are constantly on the go and almost always “plugged in.” We are so much in the physical we may begin to lose connection with the spiritual. When we quiet down we begin to sense the energy that pulses through our being. We ask deeper questions about life and recognize others as being connected, basically, we see the bigger picture. As we calm down we hear our creative voice and it’s endless ideas begin to stream through, we give the Universe opportunity to speak.
I’m not talking about meditation this week, although I would never say no to doing that. I’m talking about silencing the the constant chatter, taking moments in the day to turn off the phone, t.v., radio, computer. I’m suggesting things like; taking lunch alone, outside, in silence. Instead of chatting with co-workers stay at your desk or take a walk alone on your break. When you get ready in the morning, do it calmly. Everything you do throughout the week do mindfully, calmly, quietly and peacefully.
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.”
“The Monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” Albert Einstein
“Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.” Napoleon Hill
“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” Blaise Pascal
“Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.” Saint Augustine
“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.” Bertrand Russell
“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” Alan Watts