“As the ocean speaks when it is still, so will you learn… if you are quiet.” Written by me: Marvina
Lately, I’ve been reading this book, as like my morning devotions. I have found that when I wake up and make my bed and read it in the morning, it makes things easier as the day goes on. My son and I have been sick with a cold, and it’s been really hard to really sit still and be ok with not doing anything, and just resting. However today from my devotional, I was reminded that being still and being quiet, is what helps us learn and grow. There’s a verse in Psalm 23:2 which says “He makes me lie in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.” This verse reminds me of the word “Mindfulness.” Mindfulness is being in the present moment, and not thinking about what will happen in the next hour or day or month or year. When we focus on being quiet and being in the present, we are able to enjoy what is around us and who we are with more than if we were thinking of other things. I think so often we try and figure things out, and tell our kids to do this or that, and say that we need to clean the house or do the dishes, but our kids want us to play with them or our friends want us to go out with them…but we forget that if we just stay quiet and say “I deserve to enjoy time with my kids, or I deserve to go out with my friends and leave the house the way it is for an hour or two,” then we would be better off and may not be as stressed out. This is something that I need to get better at and if you need to get better at this too, let me know in the comments below.
In the comments below, tell me what stood out to you the most after reading this.