“In silence, we most readily preserve our integrity.” – Meister Eckhart
Maintaining silence is healing. It means removing not just speech, but all extraneous thought and chatter. It means quieting the mind.
It is something I say I want to do, but don’t do as often as I should. The chatter in my head is incessant, constant, distracting, numbing.
Often I am so concerned with the minutia of the moment, the constant movement and flow of daily life, I forget to just stop and breathe. Meditation is healing, and yet I don’t do it as I should.
So, a pact with myself: I will turn to meditation every morning, and even maybe a brief time in the evenings before bed, to be grateful. To thank the Universe for the many blessings that fall upon me every day, for the loved ones – dear friends and clients – who make my life so richly rewarding.
I embrace it all, even the unknown, and step into the breach, off the ledge, trusting that wherever I land will be the place I am meant to be.
I am whole.
I am loved.
I am grateful.
I am enough. (Thank you, Brené Brown.)