Being more naturally attuned to kinesthetic and visual stimuli I have always found silence to be a sanctuary for deepening awareness and increasing appreciation for embodied life moments and my place within them. In fact, if the truth be known I go out of my way to avoid the chaos of man made sounds.
It is from a quiet and peaceful setting where I am presently caring for two elder dogs that in this moment I find silent stillness a balm for my heart and busy mind. I wonder what silence will whisper to my heart today……..
How about yours?
“Do not fear silence. Make peace with silence. For it is in the quiet moments that you will hear a message just for you.”~Nicky Morris, Springbok, South Africa
ABOUT ELDER MUSE – 31-DAYS IN DECEMBER, 2022
Taking responsibility for our own journey is at times incredibly challenging. For those of you who read this blog regularly you may have noticed there was only one blog post published from September-November.
I was on a journey of exploration and discovery on how it felt to work a temporary part time mainstream job 20-hours/week, as well as continue on with my own private house/pet sitting business at the same time. It seemed my writing and creativity went into a hibernation of sorts.
I became acutely aware of what is most important to me at this precious elder time of life..and what is not. What opens me to wholeness, creativity, compassion, beauty, peace of mind and love….and what shuts me down into scarcity and contraction in the midst, of “busyness”. .
From this short 3-month experience the “elder muse” made an appearance and patiently waited to reveal a plan to re-engage with creative artistry when the timing was right. Over the next 31 days you will receive a daily Elder Muse blog post accessed from the unfolding of the day – not planned or scheduled.
I have no idea what will arise…..but then do we really know ahead of time what our moment to moment daily experience will be? We are only asked to pay attention.
Case in point – Just now I almost missed this sunrise extravaganza while focused on the words instead of the ever transitioning beauty emerging right out the window…….
I appreciate that you will be along with me for this journey. Please feel free to make comments or add your own insights and humor…..
In Gratitude & Appreciation!