It seems like a mundane task, something that you or I would take for granted. Possibly continue with the excuse that we don’t have enough time and that we won’t be able to fit it into our, “busy” schedule. Let me tell you, all it takes is thirty minutes to transform your life.
If it seems too easy, it is. The hard part is sticking to it every single week. It’s going to take a lot more discipline than you think and people might call you crazy but aren’t we all?
The little trick that has transformed my life, is sitting in silence for thirty minutes every Sunday afternoon. I block out the time in my schedule and unless it’s a dire circumstance, that’s my time.
We live in a fast-paced world, which I believe is phenomenal for opportunities, but also can also create some unforeseen circumstances. When was the last time you stopped what you were doing to take a break and really look at how amazing the world is?
You’ve been given this gift of life, that’s incredible within itself. Sometimes we get caught up in everyone else’s life when we really need to focus on our own.
When I started to take thirty minutes out every Sunday to sit there in silence, I had no clue the impact that it was going to make on in my life. I credit this blog post to the silence. I have to credit most of my ideas to sitting in silence.
You see, when you sit there in silence, you begin to think about your life and who you really are. You start to really understand and become grateful for your life. Your breathing gets shallower and shallower, you drop into a peaceful state.
Now this isn’t meditation. Your eyes are open and you’re not focusing on your breathing, even though you do notice a difference.
In your mind, you start to play over the events that you want to take place in your life. It’s during this time of a complete silence that some of your best ideas will come from.
When we move at a fast pace, we don’t have the time to stop and think. You have to make it a mission to stop and sit in complete silence. You’re not going to want to do it at first, but let me tell you, after a couple of times, you’re going to wish you had been doing it your entire life.
It’s during this time, that you truly understand who you are as a person. It’s you, your thoughts and no one else. There’s no hiding from anything.
Time begins to slow down and you start to indulge within the practice.
Above all else, you truly appreciate what you have in your life and develop a sense of humility.
Over the course of the past couple of months, my life has transformed in more ways than one just by this simple practice. You may want to overlook it or cast it off, but trust me, it will do more good than harm. Don’t keep putting it off because you will never do it. Write down a date and time and stick with it!