Friday, 29 July 2011


Joining Gypsy Mama today for Five minute Friday...

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word on the prompt, “Still.”
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Get a little crazy with encouragement in the comments of the five minuter who linked up before you.
It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.



"Be still and know that I am God."

Does that mean "doing" nothing. "Being" still?

Can i maintain inner stillness even when the typhoon rages all around...

Like the center of a storm?

Can I keep my heart ...anchored in stillness...

No matter what?

I've found time and time again

Through my own errors

That it's only when I give full attention to my own peace and stillness

That peace and stillness

Can come to everything and everyone around me.

"The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the Blessed Sacrament."
-Brother Lawrence

 Maybe it's true. I am the weather...

Ever creating the climate that surrounds me.

And maybe...

Beneath the currents

which seem to ebb and flow

Without any sense

of direction or purpose.

One distilled droplet of stillness

Can ripple

Curve out

Beyond itself.

And calm an ocean.



  1. I adore the Brother Lawrence quote, it has been a favorite for a long time and I think it is so true. I hope you have a lovely weekend Suzy.

  2. Oh what lovely words, and what a perfect quote... Beautiful, Suzy. Thank you for this... May God bless your weekend...

  3. This was beautiful. And it's first time here via the Five Minute Friday link up. I immediately was drawn to your poem in the sidebar. My favorite poem of all time.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. This made me chuckle, I posted about living presently yesterday... ;) Lovely post. I do believe it is possible to live with stillness and peace. I succeed for small amounts of time, enough to let me know that it is possible, before this life sucks me back in again. I re-emerge each time with greater purpose and desire to stay in that place of stillness. Over time it becomes more habit until one day, hopefully, it will be all that I know. :)

  5. What a beautiful post - another one to revisit. In the last few months, I have been trying hard, and *sometimes* succeeding, to truly feel peaceful when things around me aren't... "Be still and know I am God" is one of those touchstone verses that I repeat to myself over and over. Easy to say, harder to do!

  6. Yes, we can only do one thing at a time and when we live aware that we can only attend to our own interiors while doing that one thing, we make a place for peace.

    Beautifully written, Suzy!

  7. Beautiful. Stillness, peace - these are things Christ promises. In our spirits, not in the world around us.
    I really enjoyed reading this - thank you for sharing.

  8. Beautiful post. Beautiful blog!
    Thank you.


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