Stillness Speaks

Have you ever felt to be worn out? Have you felt so tired from the demands of everyday living? Let us be still and allow the stillness to speak itself.

imageWhenever I am caught up in a place wherein I felt worthless, I look for a peaceful place where I can gather all my thoughts. While I was waiting for my mom, I passed by the cemetery where my dad was buried. I know that a cemetery is a place for the dead and definitely unpleasant. I don’t know the reason, but I just find the place so relaxing whenever I spend time beside my Dad’s grave. The smell of the green grass calms my mind and helps me connect with the person who created everything that my eyes can see. As I see the different creatures flying around and crawling underneath the ground, I cannot contain myself not to be in awe with the greatness of what God had created. Being still helps us to hear beyond our expectations. As I observe all the living creatures around, I asked myself, “If he spent time producing these tiny animals, what more how he took the time to mold every part of our system?”

Whenever I see this place, I would compare myself to these people lying underneath the ground “Nakakainggit naman sila dahil wala na silang problema at nanahimik na.”  (I envy these people because they don’t have problems and they are now peaceful.).  As I reflect on my life in this place, I started thanking God that I am still alive. I am grateful for the pain that I am feeling as of the moment. I look forth to more challenges to what life can bring. I want to inspire and bless people who will cross my path through my story. So that at the final stage of this journey, I will have the courage to face our creator and say…… “My Lord, Thank you for the gift of life!”

Sometimes, we have to consider what we can and cannot perform. We have to know our boundaries because life is supposed to be simple. Whenever we are strained from tasks, we have to consider our own wellness. If we are not happy with what we are practicing, we have to be still and reflect.  Life is too short to dwell on complaints. Our creator wants us to be delightful when serving because at the end of the day it is only between you and Him not your boss or your neighbor. If things do not work out as we expect it to be, then let it be. I know it is very easy to say, well in fact it is that simple.  My friend, this is just to remind you that it is alright to stop and reflect. Let us reevaluate our own self and prioritize what is most important in our lives.

Dear God, thank you for all the graces that you have given us.  Show us your divine light to see what your eyes can see.  Allow your spirit to remove all the pain inside our hearts and let your light shine upon thee.  Amen.

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5 thoughts on “Stillness Speaks

  1. This is what the youth of today needs to do. “BE STILL” and it does wonders. The first question to ask do they know how to do it?Then comes what do they get from it? And lastly does it take them to another “dimension.”

    I remember how I got started on being still. It was a few summers back when the temperature would hit 40 Celius! And the cost of electricity was astronomical. So my solution, go to the “Adoration” chapel! Whoever thought of this idea, bless your soul. When I enter our Adoration Chapel here in Phase III B.F. Homes, I tell our Lord, may I cool down in your house? Wow, I sound like I am crazy. Being brought up by the Jesuits, I learned the meaning of reverence. Asking permission before entering the house of our Lord.

    The first thing I notice is the quietness of the place. The next thing is its coolness. Then slowly I would fall asleep sitting down. I was half asleep half awake. I would be in this state for at least 3 hours! I would normally go to the adoration chapel around 1:00 PM which is about the hottest hour of the day. And when I wake up, I don’t leave immediately. I just sit there looking at the Holy Eucharist and thinking of nothing. It was at that moment I would be in another “dimension” and it is in that state that tears would slowly fall down my eyes and cheeks. I was feeling being embraced.

    It was such a peaceful moment and it seemed that time would stop and I would savor that warm embrace feeling its warmness radiating through out my whole body. It is at that moment that I simply close my eyes and feel His presence and hear the words “Everything will be alright.” Then tears will fall down my cheeks. I have never felt so peaceful in my life. All my anxiety, worries were gone. It was as if I had been recharged and ready to go home and face the world. My head would be clear and I understood the events that happened that day and NOTHING bothered me!

    Before I leave, I would say “Thank You Lord.” Refreshed and rested, I am ready to face the world.

    In our life we need to be still and enjoy every second of our life and every breath we take. And because of this experience, I made it a goal to learn about Christian meditation and I share the experience with my students.

    Enjoy the stillness Mackie.

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  2. Welcome Mackie. No you are the blog master. Take the lead on this and I will just be your follower. There is so much to share. How about this topic Mackie – “Finding God in the most unusual places…” Just a suggestion.

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