Every day I have to sit still. It has become an appetite in me that nothing else will satiate -- this gift of quiet. When I give myself chunks of my day to sit, I experience a deep sense of balance.
I didn't always have this commitment to myself. In my 20s, especially when I lived alone in the mountains, I found it much easier to schedule time for being quiet. But as a mother, wife, home-schooling facilitator, household manager, pet owner, traveler and healing practitioner, I often watched my days divide until little time was left for my self-care and stillness.
A commitment to silence happens gradually. Once I began being quiet in my busy and beautiful life, I felt remarkable changes occur inside. My quiet quenches me and brings ease and grace to my life.
I invite you to slowly experiment with stillness. See what happens in your life when you claim silence for yourself.