In my previous post, I used this statistic; The average person in Western society is bombarded by 35-48 thought fragments per minute. Per minute folks!
It is no wonder that our children (and our adults!) can’t concentrate. There is so much “noise” all the time – there is no room to hear our true voice, the one that lives inside of us.
And, after hearing all the noise that is provided to us, sorting out the truth is just that much more difficult. Our moral compasses have a difficult time defining true north.
This is why I advocate for quiet time. Just some time, a little, or a lot, depending on your personality and your circumstances.
Taking some time to turn off the noise, and do a deep dive into that really makes us who we are.
I find that without that time of quiescence, I find myself floating near the surface of truth, but not really connecting to it.
The quiet helps me to separate the truth from the noise.
Once I sort that out, I can burst through the surface, and really begin to connect with my dreams, my aspirations, and my passions.
In short, I can be who I was created to be.
In Mark 6:31 Jesus says this; “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
My goal is to do that for a little while each day, and longer when it is possible.
How about you? Have you connected with your inner life? Have you determined your dreams, and aspirations, and passions? Do you know what you’ve been created for?
I challenge you to find out. A little or a lot.
Are you up for it?