Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Peace and the Quiet

The hustle and bustle of Christmas preparation is over. The exuberance of Christmas Day subsides. The peak has been reached, enjoyed, and downloaded into our memory banks. Now we make the emotional climb back down to a comfortable, steady elevation where we live the rest of the time. Take in a big sigh and get ready for a new year. A year that represents new beginnings, second chances, and realized dreams. Now is the time to sit, in peace and quiet, to reflect on yourself. It is only in the peace and the quiet that we make introductions to ourselves; in the peace and quiet thoughts of our mind we make reflections that reveal our true authentic selves.
"If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things, and again with things; if we consider ourselves so unimportant that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make the long, slow journey across the desert as did the Magi? Or sit and watch the stars as did the shepherds? Or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary? For each one of us, there is a desert to travel. A star to discover. And a being within ourselves to bring to life." - Author Unknown
I hope you take some time to stew in your own peace and quiet and reflect on who you are, what you stand for, and what you want. Do it for yourself, it's OK. Allow me to make the initial introductions. Self, this is Me; Me, this is Self; Pleased to meet you; Charmed, I'm sure.

Not sure where to begin? Not sure the meaning of the words "peace and quiet"? Check out this post, The Discovery of You, to help get the mind in motion.


Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

Loved this post. Or Lovd. :) Thanks for sharing this food for thought as we enter a new year.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Very worthy of consideration and well written! I don't have any trouble finding peace and quiet but, don't always ponder the most important things.

Betty Sneeringer said...

I meant to say I love your picture and may use your pose for one for my blog. I had already taken a picture of my new Christmas sandles but I was standing. I may try a similar shot to yours.

KimMalk said...

Hi Miss LOVD--I'm so glad you're reflecting after Christmas. I found myself with time to read (a book!) yesterday. Blessings and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written, thank you!

Suzan Wood-Young said...

I think the week between Christmas and New Year is my favourite week of the year. (Love your jammies!)

I am LOVD said...

Thanks! I can only wear the pajama pants during the Christmas season. Wearing them in mid-August sends the wrong message with the words "Ho" printed all over the pants.

Suzan Wood-Young said...

LOL! too true.


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