If you are a Christian, you know the rest of the Biblical quote in the title. I do too, even though (despite being raised as Catholic) I consider myself to be spiritual rather than religious. Nonetheless, it appeared in my thoughts yesterday. I was out for a walk on the most glorious day one could imagine – lovely warm autumn weather, sunny, the trees in the midst of their big colorful change. Just wonderful. There can be a stillness in a slow walk and I wanted to feel it. I did to some extent. I wanted to immerse myself in it. The chatter in my brain wouldn’t let me get there.
“Be still and know that I am God.”Psalm 46:10
A year ago, the glory of such a day wouldn’t even have registered with me. In the meantime, I’ve become closer to the stillness within. Although I usually just reach the edges of it, I know it’s real. It is my belief that this is where God is seen and understood.
I perhaps noticed it first through meditating. When I was able to keep physically quite still, I could feel the sense of peace. It seems to be expanding from there. I feel “present” more often than I used to. When I’m out for a walk, I notice wonder where I had not been seeing it – in “ordinary” leaves, perhaps, or a mushroom growing in a little natural nook. And so, I’m thrilled with the perfection of today’s drawing, which happened to be the next one in line to post.
Wishing you stillness, peace, and all the wonder arising from it; today and every day.