I have learned over the course of this big life to be still. Every situation, every issue, every action does not need a response. Sometimes to do nothing is the something to be done.
It has been a very hard lesson for me to learn over the years. I am always in "fix it" mode. I am always trying to make things right. But making things right is often not what is needed. Sometimes you gotta be still. Be quiet. Sometimes you have to ease your mind. Everything is not about a battle. Even warriors have to chill out. So many of us have been in battle mode for all of our lives. Always primed and ready for the punches life throws. I know folks who see life as a struggle...a constant battle for survival. WOW! I can't imagine how exhausting that is. To get up everyday expecting a fight of some sort. I suppose that disposition has its place.
If you are always expecting a fight...you will get a fight. What you seek out...you will get. I am seeking love. Peace. QUIET. Being still allows me to attract peace...love...quiet. I do not have a waring spirit. I have long since given up fighting the world for my place in it. The fights that I deem worthy are the ones in my mind. They are the fears that seek to knock me down and keep me down. When I am off my game and out of sorts...I blindly swing at my fears. But when I am on point...secure...still...I win every time.
Being in love allows you to put down the axe. Love calls for harmony and tenderness and acceptance. Being still sets the stage for love to exist...to work its healing and restorative magic.
The gift of stillness opens the heart.