“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
…When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.
….When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life. Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn’t to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms.”
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Hush now the mind
and be still ~ ~ ~
for silence is speaking to your soul.
~ Anna Lin
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Rest now your heart upon a gentle flower
and listen for the stillness of the hour
~ Anna Lin
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Meet me in the morning stillness ~ Jesus
Here amongst the forest
comes the call of worldly beings,
Saying much and many things
about a life of active ways.
Here amongst the forest stillness
I alone seek other means
To be of service
child or beast or plant or flower.
In prayer – blessing
sending Christ through love each day.
Scatter seeds of love your way.
Poem and photo by Anna Lin
Come rest beside the still waters
to restore your soul ~ ~ ~
Gentle words to hold in quiet stillness and be at peace ~ ~ ~
Sit and be still
until in the time
of no rain you hear
beneath the dry wind’s
commotion in the trees
the sound of flowing
water among the rocks,
a stream unheard before,
and you are where
breathing is prayer.
Healer of my soul ~ Quiet me in Holy Stillness
Meet Me in morning stillness, while the earth is fresh with the dew of My Presence.
Worship Me in the beauty of holiness. Sing love songs to My holy Name. As you give yourself to Me, My Spirit swells within you till you are flooded with divine Presence.
The world’s way of pursuing riches is grasping and hoarding. You attain My riches by letting go and giving. The more you give yourself to Me and My ways, the more I fill you with inexpressible, heavenly Joy.
Psalm 29:2; 1 Peter 1:8
From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young