Alive, I

In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves-

How different would everyday life become, if we embraced silence?

Over the course of writing this blog-o-thing I have adapted a leisurely pace in life Attending more yoga classes, spending more time unconnected from the web and partaking in long, flowing bike rides without a care in the world.

As Festivus and winter set in, the bikes resting at ease in the front bedroom. I turned my attention homeward, focusing more on the events of my daily life. It truly is possible to attend a silent retreat, where my only interactions with my surroundings are with a smile and an attentive ear. I stopped listening to the radio while driving, the TV stays off when I get home from work and magically  My son and I are reading more in front of the fireplace.

It is such a relief to be free of “noise The stillness in my heart is based solely on silence rather than a frantic beat or change in tempo.

I have begun to notice in this “silence,” the crunch of salt on the walkways leading into work, the rustle of a few stubborn leaves in the breeze, a red tail hawk gliding past

Silence has kindly given me clarity and inspiration.

Daily Meditation:

Be kind your body and heart today

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16 Comments on “Alive, I”

  1. I love the beginning statement- stop weaving and see what pattern improves- lovely….

    • CultFit says:

      Depending on the day and which direction the wind is blowing – The starting observation by Rumi … Is one of my personal favorites. :)
      I hope you have a beautiful day, take care and please be well!

  2. Sandra says:

    Hubby and I have decided to spend evenings reading books over break, instead of watching movies or reruns of Northern Exposure. :-)

    I am reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Potawatomie). A birthday gift from my hubby. I cannot put it down. :-)

    • CultFit says:

      My apologies for the late response … I tossed my phone and internet away during the Holiday break. ;)
      You took me back – Waaaaay back! With a Northern Exposure reference, oddly enough – the acting and this show have held up fairly well over the years!
      I hope you guys had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas … Take care and keep on reading!

    • Sandra says:

      I know. WE love that show. . . and yes, they have held up all of these years :-)

      We’ll finish the show tonight. Oh, I think you would love this book — but I may be biased. . .

      Had a nice 12 mile bike ride today. I hope you had a chance to get out, too. :-)

  3. katelon says:

    I love silence. i used to take a week a year and camp alone without even singing. I love to be home with no one there and no music or TV on at all. And love walks in nature with only the sounds all around me.

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  5. Vonnie says:

    Merry Christmas!

  6. I think many people are starting to follow this path. I ‘lost’ my TV 9 years ago/ My wife and I meditate (Vipassanna) more, read more and just sit and “BE” with each other. Like you the car radio is seldom on. I burn energy through Kettle Bell workouts, Muay Thai and mud runs. It’s like a break out but then I quickly retreat. It is lovely indeed.

    • CultFit says:

      Sounds amazing my friend! Having my son around and seeing the instantaneous effect turning the TV off has on him, really nailed home this subtle point for me: Turn the TV off and turn our hearts and minds on. I want to take a moment this afternoon to wish you and your family a healthy, safe and inspiring New Year! I sincerely wish you guys the best, take care and be well!

  7. Vonnie says:

    I love connecting with nature. Being kind to my body and heart if I could control my mind. Improving on meditation techniques. Be sure to check out this Oreo Tower Cheesecake recipe by yours truly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2tGlK32l-8, great for when you have a sweet craving.