Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Shhhhh....Be Still


"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." ~Psalm 46:10

This is one of my favorite Bible verses.  Being Catholic I don't know that many (we learn through stories instead of verses) but this is one that I carry in my heart.  To me it says, "For My sake Sherry, shut the fuck up...I got this!" 

Sometimes I forget.  Then, when I start the stupid cycle I described in yesterday's post, any and all hope of remembering flies right out the window.  The bitch that lives in my head starts talking and nothing else has a shot at getting through my very thick skull.

Until I have a moment like I had yesterday.  A moment of clarity so sharp that it cuts right through all of the monkey chatter, all of the static and all of the negative self-talk.  I won't say I've found peace of mind yet, but I'm a lot closer to it today than I was on Monday.  In fact, when I looked in the mirror this morning after my shower and the bitch started to spout off, I look in the mirror, and said (out loud),

"Shhhhhh...."  Then I closed my eyes and said, "Be still...be still...be still...and KNOW."

And a funny thing happened.

It worked.  I managed to get dressed and out of the house with a smile on my face and in clothes that felt good on me.  I kissed the man of my dreams goodbye and was off to a job that I love.

So tonight I'm going to download one of the Tara Brach guided meditations that was recommended to me by many of you and practice what I preach.

Shhhhh....

Namaste

2 comments:

  1. Such a lovely and inspirational post! I need to meditate too, but just don't get around to EVER doing it. My excuse it that I don't have time... Yeah, oh how busy I am hahaa

    It warmed my heart to picture you kissing the love of your life, and smiling you stepped out into the world. I hope you have a blessed day and that the world smiles right back at ya :)

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