If you ask me, we can never be reminded too often to stop— just stop.
I have to say this to myself quite often, "Just stop, will you? Take a breath, sit, be with yourself in a kind way. Right now."
The mind works to keep us ever moving. Its constant mantra is, "What's next?" All this emphasis on forward movement can weary us—not just physically, but emotionally.
Today, I'd like to offer you a gentle reminder to stop, just stop. Sit down. Breathe. Stop the forward motion and stay ... in a gentle way. Like a caring friend, a wise compassion, a gentle lover who says, "Be with me." Use this reflection to guide you deeper.
Sit. Take a few deep breaths to still yourself—to relax your body and slow your thoughts. Let stillness wash over you. Breathe in this moment, this very special, present moment. Allow yourself to relax. To be still and know. To be ...
After stopping, breathing and being, what do you hear?
What is Inner Wisdom saying to you today?
is a touchpoint. a resting place, a "remembering" of who we really are and how we can best live—kindly and compassionately with ourselves and others.
Janice Lynne Lundy, DMin
is an educator, interspiritual director/guide and retreat leader who has been pointing people back toward the Sacred for more than twenty years. She is the author of several spiritual growth books, including Your Truest Self, My Deepest Me and Portable Peace., and is the co-founder and co-director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute.