Are you comfortable with silence? With being still? With doing nothing?
When we're forced to do nothing but wait (like waiting for the train, waiting for your turn at the barber shop or the salon, waiting for your car to get fixed), we usually become fidgety and uneasy.
"I have to do something."
"I have to be productive."
"I must stay busy."
Many of us are no longer at ease with silence and being still.
Because many of us are not at peace.
One of the biggest lessons I learned during the Holy Week was how to be at peace with myself.
Being at peace with yourself comes from the realization that you have nothing to prove.
You don’t have to prove anything at work. You don’t have to prove anything to your family. You don’t have to prove anything to your friends on social media.
You don’t have to prove anything to God. You can be still and God still loves you nonetheless.
You don’t have to prove anything to us. You don’t have to prove anything to yourself. “You’re amazing just the way you are.”
When you’re finally at peace with yourself, you begin to do things out of love and out of purpose.
After the Holy Week, I had a newfound joy with blogging. I learned to blog purely with the purpose of inspiring others to pursue the work that they love. (That’s why I opened the daily subscription for free with special thanks to our supporting members.) I also learned to blog with purpose.
Love and purpose—they come being at peace (first).
Are you at peace with yourself? Are you at peace with being still, with silence, with doing nothing?