Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott

Give yourself the gift of silence………for in stillness and silence there is rejuvenation.   As you go about your day you get sucked into a vortex of noise, competing priorities, nagging thoughts,  and information coming at you from a variety of sources. All of this noise only serves to stimulate even more noise until some days it feels like your head will explode with all of the data it is trying to process. 

When we allow ourselves to get on this treadmill, it is hard to get off as we become more determined to survive and thrive in  a frenetic world. Conversely when we acknowledge the present moment and we commit to moments of silence…..that is when we discover our inner wisdom, because it comes with the ability to be still.  

So when your mind is filled with a tornado of thoughts and decisions…….that is your sign to give yourself the gift of silence, to reconnect with who you really are, to get to know the possibilities that rest within you, and to find the time to nurture your spirit periodically.  Experiencing solitude for even a few minutes each day, will keep you focused on the most important things, and it will help you to tap into the reservoir of wisdom that lies in each of us.

Eckhart Tolle said “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.”