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Remember how silence heals us.
The present Covid pandemic gives us silence. The time, the impulsion to face ourselves.
I’ve found that this healing silence in our lives is often bypassed when still caught up in the business of living.
But now, with all the uncertainties around us, we have opportunity to tuck ourselves up. Under the covers, we have time to think about things that matter.
Psychotherapist and author Virginia Woolf suggests the benefits of abundant silence.
“The past only comes back when the present runs so smoothly that it is like the sliding surface of a deep river. Then one sees through the surface to the depths. In those moments, I find one of my greatest satisfactions, not that I am thinking of the past; but it is then that I am living most fully in the present. For the present when backed by the past is a thousand times deeper ... to feel the present sliding over the depths of the past, peace is necessary. The present must be smooth, habitual.”
We all need the silence. The peace it brings for reclaiming our lives when dire circumstances are upon us.
Be still. Heal. Get whole.
“And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)