Are you feeling hassled, harried and harassed? Shhh...
itís time to be still. Here is a thought about slowing
down and experiencing TRANQUILITY, taken from my book,
Private Lessons: A Book of Meditations for Teachers.
by Joy Jones
In silence one becomes attuned to the energies and
forces that are unseen and unheard.
We spend a lot of classroom time asking students to stop
talking. How often do we take our own advice?
A lot of good things happen that donít need conversation
- a friendly smile, instrumental music, a good nightís
sleep, sharing the sight of a sunset with another
person, stirring the batter for a cake, noticing the
blueness and brightness of the summer sky, the aroma of
coffee brewing, hugging, meditation. How wonderful it
is that there are so many satisfying things that donít
We live in a highly verbal society and we too frequently
assume that being vocal and articulate equals
intelligence and importance. Many of the best blessings
in life are enjoyed in silence.
I practice being quiet.