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Inspiration: Time For Quiet, Silent Meditation...

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live."  Bertrand Russell


Inspiration: Time For Quiet, Silent Meditation...

Small Stones#11
I took a look at the heart shaped leaf in my coffee cup and then a sip...
I knew... it was time for quiet, silent meditation
I knew... it was time for prayer
More below!




 "Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Inspiration: Time For Quiet, Silent Meditation...

Small Stones#4
Some days, the quiet settles in of its own; without prompts or struggles...
Some days, a prayer, a simple reminder or exchange stirs the heart to pray
Some days, a floral bouquet, a cup of coffee, or a cuppa tea does the same.

A New Year's Prayer
Dear Lord, please give me
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come.
Amen. Unknown via happywink.org

I added a beautiful prayer I found and I keep reaching for it this year... just perfect.
*PS I'm new to Small Stones so advice me if I'm so left field. Thank you for your feedback.


What are small stones?
According to the originators of this wonderful exercise, a small stone is a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; - your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.





Some Food for Thought:
What are you observing around you? Can you write about those things in small, short pieces?  Take a moment for quiet, silent meditation and prayer. What messages are you receiving from your heart?  Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS:
All Photographs:  from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


11 comments:

  1. Wishing all a Happy, restful weekend! :-)
    E

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  2. Love these quotes. Very inspiring. Oh your coffee shot is great!

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  3. We all need some quiet to reflect, not just at the end of the year, but each day as well.

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  4. Hi Cym,
    Thank you for the feedback! Yes, reflection is an ongoing process and needed daily. True! :-)
    Eliz

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  5. Thanks Jhari! I'm always impressed by the designs some baristas make in coffee. :-)

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  6. wow i love it,,i am amazed how they do this?

    Anyway, happy sunday

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  7. TY Caty! Happy Sunday to you! :-)

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  8. inspiring quote, the quote is right, we need to have quite time to reflect ourselves..

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  9. TY Rosemarie... I love that quote too. :-)

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  10. You are of course the perfect writer of small stones my dear.

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  11. Ty for the generous comment... I'm still unsure about it. but I love the process. ;-)

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