Ever hear someone say, “It’s just too quiet”? We say we want peace of mind, but we fill our down time with all sorts of noise and distractions. Stillness has a way of revealing what is underneath the surface. Perhaps it makes us uncomfortable to see who we are without all the busyness, the facades, the social uniforms. Real freedom comes from abandoning the molds that pressure us to be “thus and so” because that is precisely where our troubles begin. Today, step into this photo and feel refreshed from the soft breeze blowing gently through the grass, the cool stream flowing across your toes. Give yourself permission to be still, and don’t judge the clarity it brings.

“Quiet Waters”