We spend a lot of time talking in our lives. We talk about what we want or what we need; what we will do with what we don’t have. We talk about other folks and what they have and what they need or what they need to do with what they have. We justify, make excuses, defend, rationalize or even convince ourselves of things that we often know for sure is
wrong. We talk about it, at it, around it and through it. We even talk ourselves out of it and into it. Talk, Talk, Talk.
You know those moments in life when we get so confused and overwhelmed and run around talking to everyone that will listen in search of the answers. The end result usually is that we just become more confused by all of the different opinions and end up with an overload of information that we have no idea what to do with. At those times we realize that if we make this decision, our best friend will be disappointed in us or if we make that decision our mother will think we’re crazy. It is only those times that we especially need to stop talking. When we stop, we can find the answers that were always there all along.
Well here is a suggestion. Why don’t we just quiet down for a moment.
When we quiet down we hear; when we talk, we sometimes miss the picture.
Stop talking and listen.
Listen to our heart and our gut.
Listen to the sounds around us; nature, music, children playing, other people’s voices.
Quiet down and breathe and listen to the sounds of our breath.
With quietness comes stillness and with stillness comes clarity. If you’re pondering what to do, what’s next or where to from here then quiet down, wait for a moment and it will come.
So advice of the week:
Note to self, to find the answers, quiet down so we can hear ourselves think!