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!

All Photographs:  from my personal collection.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anyway, happy sunday

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

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

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

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

  11. I am enjoying reading these , as I begin to grow in my life and surroundings ,, I feel more at peace and yes I started chanting for an hour in my morning and hour in my evenings..


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