“Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.”
– Pythagoras (580 B.C. – 500 B.C.)
May is often an incredibly busy time. School is getting ready to end for the year, there are many events going on, and we are trying to get caught up on spring clean-up tasks. Are you feeling like you are on overload?
It is estimated that a person has over 60,000 separate thoughts per day…every day. Is it any wonder we are exhausted?
Yet we fill silent gaps in conversations and are bored when we sit alone. We need time to just listen and be silent.
Take time this week to find silence and enjoy it. Give your mind a short vacation and just “be.” Feel the cool air of spring. Smell all of the fresh smells. See the beauty.
“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
-Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)