Those Beautiful Moments of Stillness…

I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I’m a human trying to make it through in this world. Ellen DeGeneres

Meditation: I have those days. Do you? When fifteen minutes is all I have to ground myself and to catch a moment of stillness or inner peace. In those minutes I drink my tea quietly in the morning before everybody else gets up, and I read a few words of inspiration. Or I sit in my favorite corner on the couch after the kids went to bed and my husband has not come home yet. Then I have those moments of deep breathing, maybe of saying a prayer, and maybe of reflecting on the day with gratitude. Fifteen minutes is all I often get before the kids get up or the garage door opens. And yet those fifteen minutes are holy minutes. They anchor me. They remind and reassure me whose I am. So that the rest of the day is “held” by arms stronger than mine and accompanied by the Spirit that is more peaceful than I often am.

Prayer: God of holy moments, thank You for those minutes of breathing, of praying, of reflecting and inspiration. Thank You that even in my busiest days, You are ever present, even though I often only find those fleeting moments of conscious connecting. Thank You that Your Spirit continues to move in my unconscious and in my Spirit, as I am trying to make it through in this world. You want peace for me and for those I meet today. And I am grateful. Amen

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5