If you are a frequent reader of my posts, you know I am nothing if not verbose. Here’s an attempt at being short and to the point.
I do need a quick disclaimer. I know I read something like this at some point, but the author escapes me. I remember reading something about connecting to stillness. I remembered liking it, but not relating to it. Well, I finally connected to it this morning. Thus, this may sound similar to what I read, but is my own take on it.
This morning we were sitting at the table finishing breakfast. Mike was drinking his coffee, looking through his phone. He was slow and thoughtful. He was deep in the stillness of the moment. Me? Not even close. My mind raced with all the lists of must-do’s, should-do’s, and could-do’s that awaited. I felt the need to get up, clean up, and move. But, it was obvious that Mike wanted to sit and slowly start his day.
I tell myself I am ready to be present, peaceful, and slow down. The challenge of taking the quality of presence into moments like this is exactly where I want to grow in my submission. It means more than being there for Mike in a “doing” sort of way. In this moment, it meant being there in mind, body, and spirit in quiet observation – connected to my Dominant in the stillness.