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As I was browsing through my ‘blog reading’, I came across this article written by Lori at Jane Be Nimble, Fiercely Caring. Lori’s words resonated deep within and I found my heart saying “oh yes!” as I read…”oh yes!” as I thought about how my life is reflective of all that is in my heart..”oh yes!” as I realized each step is exactly as it should be, leading me to exactly where I am..”oh, yes!” here I am with my heart fully open, embracing this moment…
“Oh, yes!” indeed…
I was then basking in the stillness of the harbor…sitting in the cockpit of the boat sipping my tea, reading this treasure of a book I had in my possession but recently ‘rediscovered’. Glad to be still. I had thought I wanted to be out and about in this day, but felt most strongly that the children and I were meant to stay home. To allow the day to unfold. So, there I was with “oh, yes!” in my heart, surrounded by stillness, and I pick up this book to read, and….
As the Universe works, the passage was about stillness and how stillness adds a rich layer to life.
Yet, I know that to appreciate such stillness Fear may not be present. Many people are afraid to be still. Afraid to have quiet. Afraid to have naked moments. For in nakedness, how may one hide? And don’t many wish to hide because they feel if they are naked perhaps they will be unloved…
Isn’t that the crux..the fear of being unloved keeps many from living even a few moments of their dream..let alone a life of their dream…Yet, that dream life is right here ready and waiting to be lived….
Is fear present in your life? Does fear keep you from the life of your dreams?
I had to learn to conquer fear..the fear of not being enough, of never being enough–a fear contracted in childhood, that I chose to release so that I may experience magic.
My life is as magical as I allow it to be…The magic within is as grand as I allow it to be.
To me, stillness is the place for my dreams to formulate, for my heart whispers to roam free, for thoughts and ideas that I’d yet to consider to begin to bud…Stillness is a rich nutrient for my garden…I love to be still. I seek out stillness. I share that stillness with those who wish to share with me…I celebrate those who are able to set aside fear to allow their hearts to be open enough, set aside fear to be brave enough to sit in stillness with me, to share dreams ideas thoughts..
In case fear is present in your life, blocking you from experiencing the richness of stillness, here is a thought to consider from my treasure of a book..
An excerpt from “The Game of Life for Women and How to Play it” by Florence Scovel Shinn (p47 & 49)
“I am asked so often by students, “How can I get rid of fear?” I reply, “By walking up to the thing you are afraid of.”
“The lion takes its fierceness from your fear.”
Walk up to the lion, and he will disappear; run away and he runs after you….
Choose ye this day whom we shall serve, faith or fear”…