Silence

A while ago, I attended a Silent Meditation & Yoga retreat.  While the meditation and yoga during the retreat were wonderful and very healing, the silence was the most profound part of the experience. 

Meditating - Di Philippi, Holistic Anxiety Therapist, Wellness Counseling MilwaukeeWe have such loud and busy lives that it’s no wonder the “monkey mind” is always going, going, going.  I challenge you to create some periods of silence.  Silence means no input – no phones, computers, books, journals, movies, TV.  Silence the busy-ness of the mind.  Silence means no doing.  No doing the laundry or working out.  A human BEING instead of a human DOING.

Could you find just 15 minutes and sit in complete silence doing nothing but being?  It actually takes the mind much longer than that to silence, but if you find your mind busy in those 15 minutes occupy it with nothing but repeating “I am well, I am happy, I am peaceful.”  Let me know how you do!