In today's audio postcard I'm talking to you about finding quiet, even in chaotic times.
Once you've had a chance to listen, I have a couple questions for you.
Where are the moments of quiet in your life? And can you make a habit of savoring them?
Please leave a comment and let me know.
I'm sitting here this morning with my cup of coffee. It's early. The day hasn’t quite started. And as I noticed how quiet it is, a little light bulb went off in my head. And I want to share it with you.
When Chaos Reigns
It's early November, and the holidays are coming. And life can get pretty chaotic this time of year. Right?
Life gets crazy and the hustle and bustle takes over. In fact, there are so many times in our life where chaos comes for a visit, it’s not limited to the holidays. (And with any luck, it’s a short and temporary visit!)
And I’ve been thinking, lately, about how to find the quiet. Often we attempt to create this quiet in our lives - with a meditation or yoga practice. And being able to create those quiet moments for ourselves is so essential.
But one something that occurred to me, is that we need to look for and notice the quiet when it arrives. Otherwise, we totally miss it.
We have to catch it. Capture it. So that we can actually experience it.
You don’t need to be sitting in lotus, meditating. There are quiet moments sprinkled throughout our day. And we miss them all the time.
In fact, we often fill these blissful quiet moments with activity. It’s become a habit. We don’t even realize we’re doing it.
Let me set the scene. You have a lull in your day - you’re standing in the checkout line, waiting at a red light, sitting and drinking your coffee.
And instead of savoring the quiet when it comes, we steamroll right over it. Checking email. Scrolling through Instagram.
These habits are quiet killers!
Creating a new habit
So how can we begin cultivating the habit of catching the quiet? Especially when life gets chaotic and stressful.
Because when life gets crazy, that’s when we’re most at risk of blowing right past these opportunities for quiet. And it’s also the time when we need them the most.
It’s time to start savoring the quiet.