silence of the heart and tea by the window

In nature we find silence — the trees, flowers, and grass grow in silence. The stars, the moon, and the sun move in silence.

Silence of the heart is necessary so you can hear God everywhere — in the closing of a door, in the person who needs you, in the birds that sing, in the flowers, in the animals.

~Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World

tea by the window this morning


This morning, I received the gift of waking before my daughter.  It gave me the opportunity to commune with Silence before the day began.  Silence came to me as a tea kettle bubbling on the stove, a cardinal chirping for fresh food, and a cat purring by my side.  Silence cleared my mind of t0-do lists and filled it with just-be intentions.  I breathed.  I listened.  I meditated.  I prayed.

I quietly drank my green tea by the window instead of carrying it around the house while beginning projects.  I gazed down on my little farm and appreciated the food that God and I had grown together.  I glanced over by the coop and smiled as I thought about how the chickens had enriched our lives.

And I sat.  Just sat with my eyes closed, listening to Silence and the secrets she wanted to share this morning–my heart and spirit being prepared for what lies ahead on the journey.

[if you are interested in reading an excerpt from Mother Teresa’s essay, click here:]


3 Comments on “silence of the heart and tea by the window

  1. What a blissful start to the day. Communing with silence before the day begins – lovely!

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