As much as Time as I spend thinking about and talking about the value of quiet time, I have realized that recently, circumstances, or at least my view of them, have kept me from that much needed space of quiet.
Experience has shown me that if I stay away from practicing quietude for too long, it is increasingly difficult to get back into it. Only over time does the value of it begin to appear evident again.
Without quiet, and by that I mean quality quiet, there is just no space for new thoughts, or old thoughts, and sometimes for any thoughts. A classic over thinker, my husband is curious how one can go without thinking.
Not thinking, can be restful, but over time, it becomes a trap. Not thinking, muddles our minds over time. The trap is like serious brain fog for the thinking that we should be doing.
Last week I had to make a quality decision. That decision was not to ignore my quiet time for any reason; real or imagined. My mind, needs some serious un-muddling.
Until today, the thoughts have not been filing in very quickly. Today was a breakthrough day.
For my next post I’ll share some of those thoughts, but for this one, I’d like to ask you a question, or four, about yourself.
- Over thinker or under thinker?
- Do you know how much quiet time do YOU require?
- Do you allow yourself that bit of quiet to sort things out?
- What happens when you do/don’t?
I’d love to hear your reply. Please leave your answers in the comments.
Until next time – catch up on some Quietude.