Be still and know that I am God.
– Psalm 46:10
These powerful words changed my life. I began to see that there was a positive aspect of not being able to work anymore – free time. In addition to spending more time reading, sewing, and crocheting, I began taking the time to just sit still for about 10 minutes in the morning, and then 10 minutes again in the afternoon.
I was amazed at the results! I became more calm, more patient with myself and with my husband, and more creative. My negative feelings about being stuck at home in a wheelchair slowly began to drift into the back of my mind and I came up with so many things to do.
Now, seven years later, when I wake up in the morning I look forward to getting started on my goals for the day, whether it be starting or completing my next creative project, reading, blogging, or taking care of shopping and financial matters. My quiet time in the morning is now 10-20 minutes of meditation, and in the afternoon I focus on health and healing.
We all need to take some time out – to chill, to be quiet, to connect with Spirit, in order to remember what is really important in life. Sometimes it takes a major upheaval in our lives to remind us.