I got to bed late last night and overslept this morning. I missed the Sunrise which is my favorite part of the day. Instead of waking up the Sun smiling at me and to birds singing and trees rustling, I awoke to the sound of my blackberry chiming! I heard the noise of many cars and trucks driving by and voices of people. ARG! This is not how I want to start my morning!
I was tempted to immediately check that blackberry to see what those urgent messages were! My mind quickly turned to thoughts of concern for all the things that I have scheduled today: meetings with strategists, fundraising meetings, my bank account, my light and gas bill that is due, am I going to renew my lease and how much money I am going to need to do all of the things I need to do...you get the picture. See, I began to worry! Oh yes, even I get to a place of worry sometimes especially when I wake up late and don't make time to sit in silence.
So that is exactly what I did...made time to sit in silence an just be! I locked my door so that my children don't come barging in, ignored that chiming blackberry and tuned out the world. I turned to the things that I do to quiet my mind: meditation, prayer and writing. This is my DESSERT and I had to make time to eat it first instead of jumping right into my day.
As I sat and turned my attention to my heartbeat, the worries that I had previously had began to fade away. the familiar peace that I know so well came back and the words " BE STILL AND KNOW" filled me! I focused on these words and as I sat I meditated on them. As I breathed in I mentally said them! As I breathed out I mentally said them! I held on to them and I knew that this was the Divine telling me that there is nothing to worry about!
Although I let go of being a religious person a long time ago, I still love the Bible. The wisdom that it contains guides me. The words Be Still and Know... are from Psalms 46:10. This is the message that I want to give to you today: When you are tempted to worry just be still and know! Know what you ask? Know that you are loved and that everything you need you already have. Know that everything will always be alright and if things seem to not be going your way KNOW that the Divine has a much better plan for you! Something better than you had ever imagined!
So take time this Monday to be still. Find a place where you can go to just sit quietly and listen. Be grateful for this day and for all the opportunities that are disguised as challenges that will present themselves to you today! I call them opportunities for growth! Instead of looking at them as problems, change your perspective and see them as opportunities! This is your time to evolve! this is your time to grow! This is your time to BE STILL AND KNOW that everything will be alright!