calm - peace - stillness - placid - tranquil - silent
A few years ago I met a lady who shared some interesting information with me about benefits of being quiet, being still. Meditation was not new to me at all. I had read books and articles and heard about the calming benefits before. But, much like I teach my son: "the experience, the benefit is in the doing."
Taking my own advice, I gave it a good try. After a couple of weeks or so, I slacked off and then cruised to a stop. I guess the marketer in me cannot resist saying tht this is an appropriate time to use the twitter hashtags #dontjudgeme #neverquit☺. Well, here’s the thing, at the time I was developing MACsWomen and focusing ALL my energies on growing our organization. I thought I could not spear a second with everything I had to do!
Now, fast forward to the present, I have come to realize and EXPERIENCE the wonderful, loving, freeing benefits of being quiet. Simply taking time to just Be Still! Clearing the mind of all the mental chatter.
Business women with to-do-lists stretching as long as a mile, let me know if you understand. We wonder about everything from that long list to next year’s objectives. Then we move on to taking care of the children and home….. dinner, our men and back to that mile-long to-do-list! There is just a lot of chatter that goes on. Maybe on those really “good” days when we are chatting it up in our minds we might make a mental note, a promised thought to do something nice for ourselves. Ladies, there Is Power in Silence.
Aw, that Quiet place.
Here are five personal benefits I have found from taking just 15-minutes each day to stop and deliberately be still.
If you are so inclined, it is my recommendation that you start CREATING time for being quite; just 15-minutes each day. I'd love to hear what you experience. Book mark this page and check back in to let us know how it's going by commenting below.