“Sit quietly and the answers will be revealed.”
I found myself re reading this mantra of mine. I wrote it at a time when I was searching for answers. These words reminded me to do so quietly, gently and not to put undue pressure on myself, but to have faith that I would know what I needed to know, when the time was right.
Looking at the words now I can see that there is something else hidden within them.
When I wrote the words first it was as a daily prompt to put myself in a quiet physical space, to better allow me to create the head space I needed. This way I was better prepared to hear what my head or heart had to tell me about a particular situation I found myself in.
As is so often the case, ‘the situation’ was a relationship I did not fully understand.
I make sense of my world by making sense of things, people and spaces: and that is what I sought.
The mindfulness (awareness) practices that I put in place then, have now filtered quietly into my sub conscious and I practice them daily.
Today the something else hidden in there has been revealed to me: it is that by spending quiet time with me, I will know myself better. No hard work ‘working out’ – no understanding – simply getting to know me better. I rather like that idea.
“I am my greatest project of enlightenment.” – anon –
Perhaps it is a little about allowing me to be as important ‘the me’ in my relationships with others.
Of course I am important. I am important all of the time and that includes the time I am alone with me.
Just being me
( Words written on the top floor of a London bus, spending quiet time with me.)