Take Time Just To Be

In a moment, sit somewhere comfortable and close your eyes. Try and sit like this for a few minutes.

Congratulations – you have just meditated. Meditation has been practised in religious and non-religious ways for thousands of years. You don’t have to be a dedicated student of meditation to enjoy some of its benefits.

People tend to find they feel better and can think more clearly as a result of having these little moments of quiet.

“If we spent half an hour every day in silent immobility, I am convinced that we should conduct all our affairs, personal, national, and international, far more sanely than we do at present.” ~ Bertrand Russell

Connect with the natural world, its beauty, its diversity and its richness.

Keep close to Nature’s heart . . . and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir

Only by walking hand in hand with nature, only by a reverent and loving study of the mysteries forever around us, is it possible to disabuse the mind of the narrow view, the contracted belief that time is now and eternity tomorrow. Eternity is today.

The goldfinches and the tiny caterpillars, the brilliant sun, if looked at lovingly and thoughtfully will lift the soul out of the smaller life of human care that is of selfish aims, bounded by seventy years, into the greater, the limitless life which has been going on over universal space from endless ages past, which is going on now, and which will forever and forever, in one form, or another, continue to proceed.” ~ Richard Jeffries

Source: The Little Book Of Humanism by Alice Roberts and Andrew Copson

3 comments

  1. This is so powerful. “Eternity is today” our whole existence in the present moment. Bernards quote is deep. We busy ourselves and create chaos around us forgetting to pause and just be.

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