Forty Day Magic Challenge — Be Quiet and Listen


Day 27: Our life is filled with noise. What magic happens when you choose silence?

I spent half a day recently sucked into a Facebook thread that caught my interest. It was like watching a tennis match, or perhaps a mud-wrestling pit. It was entertaining, gripping at times, and at the end of the day, a huge noisy distraction.

There is noise everywhere around us. I don’t just mean the dog barking, the baby crying, the construction site next door, the TV and radio. There is also the racket of your thoughts. The non-stop narration in your head that keeps chattering away even as you drift off to sleep, and first thing when you wake up.

This noise—inner and outer—is static for the one signal that really matters. Your inner knowing voice. It never really shouts, though it might in a pinch to save your life. Mostly, it’s a soft and quiet voice. It means you have to turn down the volume on your own thoughts just to hear it.

It speaks to you in signs, symbols and synchronicities. And in that inner voice. Either way, to notice it, you need to be attentive and still….my favorite quote along these lines?

“Whenever there is stillness there is the still small voice, God’s speaking from the whirlwind, nature’s old song, and dance…”  Annie Dillard
Assignment: Decide to find a way today to create that silence and stillness so that you can hear your inner voice of knowing. Take a walk in the woods or on the beach and leave your cell phone at home, along with your cares and worries. Or close a door in your home, put on some soft music, light a candle. Be still. Listen to what it has to say? Ask it questions? Take notes? This is a day to be a receiver of your own wisdom. 

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