Sitting in Silence

Sitting in Silence

How uncomfortable is sitting in silence for you? For many, the answer is”very” uncomfortable. It takes a great deal of discipline to be still, close our eyes, and open our minds. If you think of a person during that silence, call them. A different career, look into it. Medical nudge, see a Dr, and get tested (or maybe it’s to help someone else).


In the silence.

Is there something calling?

Do you have the courage to follow what you hear?

Will you align yourself will the will of God until every act of love, every thought of care, and every breath of air is taken in union?

That is faith.

Spending time in your own company is therapeutic.

  • When challenging days come to an end, look forward to taking a private retreat. Reconnect with your core values. Time alone reenergizes you to take on whatever comes next.
  • Being alone gives you a chance to close your eyes and meditate. Those moments spent floating with your thoughts cleared is renewing.
  • Surround yourself with meditative sounds and calming scents to add to the air of calmness.
  • Meditation time is spent releasing conscious thoughts of everything around you. Focus on your breath until your mind is completely clear of distractions. Being in that state of calm completely relaxes your body and mind.
  • Use alone time to learn new things. When you expose yourself to knowledge, it expands your horizon and gives you the confidence to set new goals. I have an entire website dedicated to learning
  • Time away from distractions gives you a chance to think of ways to help others. Be charitable. Make notes of outreach efforts and use your down time to plan the execution.
  • Your best self is revealed after you spend some time in your own company. You will be refreshed each day because you rely on that aloneness to re-center yourself. Life is beautiful when you view it from a renewed perspective.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Is spending time alone comforable?
2. What are your favorite things to do alone?  
3. What kinds of decisions are best made in the quietness of your meditative time?

Dawn Hurlebaus