“White Space is where the world and all distraction falls away. Where the voice of the Divine can be heard. Where the Truth of who you are is found. Where miracles happen.”
― Valerie Rickel
― Valerie Rickel
I sit at the kitchen table in silence sipping tea and letting my eye travel over the simple shapes in the cupboard. My mind begins to clear and my shoulders relax. I need these quiet moments. I savor the stillness, though too often I forget to include it in my day. Too often I feel guilty for sitting in stillness in a world that values busyness.
But the White Space is productive too. Only here can I hear myself think. Hear the whisper of the small still voice that guides me and loves me and emanates from God.
I am better suited to face the world as I emerge from the stillness. I think more clearly and forgive more readily. I am more in tune with myself and my God. I am renewed in the White Space.
Embedded in the prose are my Ten Things of Thankful
The Voice of God
Beautiful. Everyone needs to read this and heed it.ReplyDelete
Oh, most of all me!Delete
Beautiful is the word that came to my mind, too.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to express your TTOT. I felt like I was right there with you, well maybe not with you, but in a space such as the one you describe, and having that experience. So calming.ReplyDelete
I am feeling the need to retreat to solitude more frequently these days. It really does calm my anxieties.Delete
'Very cool' came to mind. (well, I am from Y Chromia, after all.) lolReplyDelete
It is all around us, isn't it? We have but to stop (especially the internal dialogue) and it all for the reaching out.
From time to time I just need to empty my head...as opposed to being empty headed.Delete
You are an excellent writer.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I enjoy writing very much.Delete
Beautiful and poetic. I think we all need to retreat into that white space (mine's the beach) to refocus and rejuvenate.ReplyDelete
Interestingly, though I am a prairie girl from the arid Great Plains, I feel so at home on the beach as well. It is the wide expanse of the water that provides the same calm as the gently swaying grasses of the plains.Delete
This was amazing, May! Peace flowed from your words. It is also a wonderful reminder for me, I tend to operate in the business/distraction cycle but don't spend time in the quiet white space often enough. Thank you for sharing this beautiful meditation for TToT, all ten of those thankfuls belong on my list too! <3ReplyDelete
Trying to remember as the work week pulls me away from the calm. It is a constant struggle.Delete
So lovely! On the rare occasions I am home alone, I like to sit in silence. My husband comes home and immediately flips on the tv. Sigh.ReplyDelete
I love the silence. Maybe it is a gender thing. I always thought it was a result of 9 kids and 2 adults in a 3 bedroom house growing up!Delete