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Keep stillness inside of you

Morning Flight
Copyright 2018 by R.A. Robbins

“ In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

—Deepak Chopra.

 


 

Today’s artwork called “Morning Flight” is for sale in the Espirational Gallery.

Be Still

Have you noticed how busy everyone seems to be?  So caught up in striving for success and perfection many “just don’t have time” to prepare or eat a healthy meal, talk to their children or sometimes even sleep.

This can even extend to our spiritual lives.  We get so caught up looking for God we forget the divine is within us — as close as the air we breathe.  All we have to do is connect.

I believe all this striving and running after success, perfection and even God is the reason for the spiritual sickness we see in this world.  When was the last time you took a minute to take a deep breath, sit in stillness, and just be?  This is important.  This is when we hear from Spirit.  It is also why our dreams are so important.  Sometimes our sleep is the only time Spirit can reach us.

I know we live in a world where taking time to be still is considered a weakness.  People who do this may even be called “lazy.”  But taking time to rest our body, mind, and spirit and listen for guidance from Spirit is actually where we find our true strength.

I will leave you with this reminder from the Jewish/Christian Holy Bible.

mistymorning2-Take Time To-2019

 

 

Dance!

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Dance. Dance for the joy and breath of childhood. Dance for all children, including that child who is still somewhere entombed beneath the responsibility and skepticism of adulthood. Embrace the moment before it escapes from our grasp. For the only promise of childhood, of any childhood, is that it will someday end. And in the end, we must ask ourselves what we have given our children to take its place. And is it enough?”
― Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Box Miracle: My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing and Hope

Throw a Kids Party for Grown Ups

Copyright 2017 by R.O. Robbins

I actually did this a couple of years ago when I hosted a holiday party for my “over age 60” neighbors.  I called it the “kids party” and scheduled it one week before the “adult” open house that served wine and eggnog.

There was a sign at the door telling people to leave their worries outside and put on reindeer antlers (provided) before coming in.  We sang Christmas carols, made easy holiday crafts and ate finger foods, including strawberry Santa hats and drank flavored bottled water.  And as they used to say “a good time was had by all.”  If I do it again I might serve hot cocoa with marshmallows and/or candy canes.

Most adults would really like to be able to act like kids once in awhile, they just need the opportunity and a little encouragement.  So next time it’s your turn to entertain think about having a kids party for grownups.