We live in a world where it can be extremely difficult to be still. Every minute of the day we are being bombarded with external stimuli and constant messages to do more and be more.
I am blessed with being extremely sensitive to sensory stimuli. No, it doesn’t always feel like a blessing when I am going into overload with sounds that are too loud, lights too bright and small movements that feel like an earthquake. Many times it seems there is nowhere to go to escape. Even many churches have extremely loud music and images flashing on screens.
The blessing is I know that if I do not find a quiet place to withdraw from the world and go within harm will be done to my body. We cannot live in a constant state of sensory overload without damage being done. The sad part if this is many people do not realize this truth.
Take time throughout the day to find stillness. Arrive at destinations a little early. Sit in your quiet car and focus on your breath for a few minutes. Make time for meditation and slow, gentle focused physical activity. Escape the noise and busyness of our modern world and just be still. Your body, mind and spirit will thank you.