There are 144 notes on my phone.
I don’t know exactly how much space they take up, but going through them I found some interesting things.
Little quips of conversations, and sound bites from sermons.
There are names of people so I can learn to remember their names, (this DOES work by the way!) and numbers; because I never remember numbers.
One thing I found that seems to have been lost somewhere in the recent past is this one;
“Get to know silence like any other skill”.
Now I remember silence.
I like it a lot.
But the thing that befuddles me is the fact that although I do insist on much “silence” in my days, the question remains, is it serving a purpose besides quiet.
What am I doing with it?
I think my quiet times have suffered because they have become largely unfocused.
In the not so distant past, focused, daily quiet time was a regular occurrence.
I was looking over some of my “Quietude” posts from the past, and found →this one← from June 24, 2019.
It looks like I need to make the effort to get back to it!
Back to baby steps I reckon;
- Same time every day
- “Do Not Disturb” settings on all devices
- Bible or other devotional type book
- Quiet music or silence
- Journal/note pad for catching random thoughts
- Strict determination to make it work
- Some days it is just quiet. No music. No book. No paper. Just quiet.
One of the most important things I continue to find out is this;
It IS possible to change our processes and our thinking, but we tend to forget that changing them is not a permanent thing.
We must keep after it.
Back to basics.
My peace of mind, my joy, my expanded hope – begins again;
Will you join me?
Until next time.