Stillness and Peace
Do you ever feel stressed out and anxious? Most of us have times in our life when that stress turns into near-constant worry. Whether from finances, health, or even from a friendship gone wrong, there are many reasons that our peace is replaced with fear.
Once it starts, it seems to replicate and we need to do something to stop it from getting out of control.
My personality is action-oriented. I’d rather take a longer route and keep moving than a shorter one where I am stuck in traffic.
But there are times when action isn’t the best option, when stillness is exactly what’s required.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
It’s one of the sayings in the Bible that says a lot in eight words. “Be” doesn’t mince words or beat around the bush. It is a command to be still.
How often do I find myself wanting to jump in and solve the problem? Even if that problem can’t be solved. Maybe the timing isn’t right. Maybe my action will cause more issues.
I love how this verse links stillness to letting things go. “Let go and let God” is the other saying that people use.
For me it is a reminder to breathe, to let things be, and to realize I’m not always able to do everything. There are times when it’s simply better to be still, which admittedly is not a personality trait that I have in abundance!
If you are going through a time of anxiety, here are some quotes that may help you relax and enjoy a bit of calmness:
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” –Chinese Proverb
“It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” –Moises Arias
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” —Virginia Woolf
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” –Mandy Hale
“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”—Charles Spurgeon
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou
“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” –Bryant McGill
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”—William S. Burroughs
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” –Sydney Harris
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” –Amit Ray
“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye