“Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time is for; to learn just that and nothing more. (T301)”
Affirmation: “perfectly calm and quiet all the time”
1 – Calm and Quiet Is Ahead for Us
How different we will be when we have awakened! “Perfectly calm and quiet all the time.” This description is hardly what we feel now.
2 – Drama Turns Negative
Perhaps all of us would not wish “calm and quiet” as a universal experience. We are so used to busyness, with its attendant drama. Yet drama turns negative all too often, and peace, the peace of God, is found in calm and quiet.
3 – Are Calm and Quiet Desirable?
Perhaps we do not now think that to live in calm and quiet all the time would be desirable. Perhaps we still think that drama will make us feel more “alive.” If so, we would do well to test out this recommended calm and quiet. Spend moments with God that are calm and quiet, and see if these new emotions don’t create a desire for a more frequent calm and quiet in daily life. We will live better when we are not scurrying about, filled with adrenalin rushes. We will accomplish more and accomplish better.
4 – Blessings of God
We must try to see for ourselves what the blessings of God would bring to us.
Thank You for guiding me for a long time, long enough for me to know that being perfectly calm and quiet is desirable. I do not always seek Your peace, but I do know that Your peace is a better choice than any other I have ever found.
Help me not to escalate the difficulties that come with living in this world. May I turn aside from self-created drama, and may I turn aside from the drama that my brothers and sisters try to engage me in. I would not seek drama for any reason, knowing that to do so is to give up the peace that only You can give.
Be with me in the upcoming 24 hours. Help me to be guided to the decisions that will bring calm and quiet to my significant others, all those who read this blog, any other people whom I encounter today, as well as myself. Thank You for the love that You show to all of us irrespective of our own choice to seek You. You seek us, whether or not we recognize Your seeking.
Thank You for being there for all of us.