Snow is gently and silently falling outside my window this morning as I sit and sip my coffee. I love the silence that accompanies snowfall. I read somewhere that there is science to support that snowfall creates a certain unique silence of its own and this morning when I stepped outside to snap a few photos I “heard” and felt it. It’s not a lonely silence. It’s a gentle, holy stillness. And within that is a sense of playfulness and childlike wonder. While the word “holy” might connote something “religious” I use it to describe something that is a gift of Spirit or The Universe. If you can, take advantage of a snowfall to step into this unique silence and see what you hear and feel.
STRETCH: Take some time each day for holy silence. Find a place to sit comfortably, drop your gaze, take a deep breath and relax your body. Listen…listen to the silence and simply be. Stay in this place of quietude for about 5 minutes, or longer if you can. Notice your breathing and anything else that accompanies this time with childlike curiosity then allow it to drift away like a leaf in a gently moving stream. Enjoy the peace.
In addition to this week’s stretch I am offering a post about Valentine’s Day. I hope you will read it and share it as you see fit. I invite any and all comments and thank you, as always, for your friendship and attention.