Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know that I
Be still and know that
Be still and know
Be still and
I would imagine that most people, at some point in their lives, have probably experienced a feeling of peace or deep serenity within themselves. For some, that feeling might seem like you're connecting to something greater than yourself, which can be called God, the divine, almighty, or whatever name you use to describe that feeling, if any name at all.
The first time I can remember experiencing that was when I was a child, rolling around on the grass, looking up at the clouds in the sky and feeling so content and peaceful. I could have just stayed like that for hours.
When we meditate, we try to connect to that inner peace and serenity that transcends thought. For me, it's a type of stillness that feels like I am completely connected to timelessness, and that there is no beginning or end, it just "is."
But why does that feeling have to be so temporary or elusive? And why can't we just "be" in the moment indefinitely, or at least carry the serenity of the moment into all other moments of our day?
We can, by learning how to "be" present in all of the moments in our lives, but in order to do that, we have to be willing to stop being somewhere other than exactly where we are, and allow our "un-present" self to drop away.
Here are some ways to "be" in the moment, and find the stillness within you:
- Sit somewhere quiet and listen to the sounds around you. If you see a bird or hear it chirping, imagine it as an extension of who you are.
There can be stillness in every moment if we allow ourselves to drop into it fully with awareness, and it takes merely a second to just "be."
That's when time feels eternal. When we are most present.
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