In the midst of holiday busyness—surrounded by impatient people standing in line or sharp tongued shoppers in stores—let us not forget the importance of taking "time in."
Time alone, even for just a few minutes, brings us back to center where we remember once again, that our "job" as human beings is not to accomplish or achieve, but to be present and Presence to one another.
Today, may you give yourself permission to be alone with yourself, to restore equanimity and nourish your soul.
When was the last time you gave yourself permission
to be alone, to revel in the quiet and peacefulness of solitude?
Being alone with ourselves
provides us the opportunity to slow our outer world,
to get in touch with our inner world.
As we breathe in the silence,
we allow our body to rest,
our mind to become calm
and our spirit to reconnect with the world around us.
Excerpted from Awakening the Spirit Within
Photo Credit: "Rest in Me"
© 2012, Janice Lynne Lundy
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.