Contemplative Living

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Give your mind a rest and find peace.

(Listen to the my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 131:2

I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child to its mother. Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap, so is my soul within me.

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How often do our minds race…flooding our awareness with non-stop thoughts?

For most people, I’m thinking this is the norm.

I would dare to say that most people are addicted to thinking.

They simply can’t stop their minds from incessantly commenting…sometimes repeating and repeating the same things in an endless loop.

Does that sound familiar? I’ve been there!

The first step in finding relief is the simple awareness that it is happening.

Your mind is a nice tool that is essential for you to be able to navigate this world.

But there is a time for it to take a rest.

Most people would likely be shocked to hear that your mind is not you.

The true you…can actually observe the thoughts as they ramble.

Step back away from them.

Allow them to cease.

Try observing your breathing as you inhale…and as you exhale…again and again.

Just observe.

Then…settle into the silence.

Be at peace.

Start practicing a form of meditation.

I do “Centering Prayer” which is a Christian form of meditation.

I guarantee you that if you make this a regular practice, you will awaken to more peace and happiness…as well as a new sense of purpose.

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Listen to the song of the day “Slow Me Down” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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