silence of the heart and tea by the window
silence of the heart and tea by the window

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:  http://www.newworldlibrary.com/ArticleDetails/tabid/230/ArticleID/168/Default.aspx]

 

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