Savor the Quiet, Be Yourself, Find Some Time

Breathe and savor the quiet
Savor the quiet…

Making time to savor the quiet as an old year ends and a new one is about to begin is a powerful gift to give yourself.

Have you tried it?

Yesterday afternoon, as twilight gently brushed the winter treetops outside my window, I did just that. It was a brief pause before I cleared up some files on the bookshelf behind my desk.

And it was amazing to me, how pausing to savor the quiet — just for that moment — allowed me to come back to myself. Then, in the next moment, I discovered a folder with a quote from Helen Keller that I’d saved to use on the blog one day.

What better day than now.

Since ‘one day’ never actually arrives, I’ll share that quote with you today:

I am only one; but still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I still can do something.  I will not refuse to do the something I can do. 

Helen Keller

I’m interested to note how powerfully this insight relates to boundaries.

Indeed, knowing yourself and accepting your singularity makes for a powerful base of action. You know your limits, and that, in turn, helps you identify your unique strengths.

Being yourself…

Making time to savor the quiet helps you quiet external distractions. In the quiet, you return to yourself, no matter what is happening around you. When you savor the quiet, you let yourself see where your boundaries actually are.

And when you’re comfortable with your boundaries, you’re more at ease and confident with sharing:

  • Yourself,
  • Your ideas, and
  • Your feelings. 

That’s because when you have good, strong boundaries, you know that you are okay, no matter what.

Boundaries help.

Boundaries tell you where you end and the other person begins.  So, when your boundaries are strong and clear, you know, right in your bones, that another person’s feeling or opinion about you is theirs and really says nothing about you. 

Secure in yourself, you can share authentically and allow others the space to share in the same way.

Not walls but windows…

It’s a misconception to think of boundaries as barriers.  In reality, knowing yourself and your boundaries frees you to relate much more openly.

Indeed, when you make time to savor the quiet and settle comfortably into your true self, you make yourself more available. So, it’s a gift, not just to you but to everyone you come into contact with.

Would you like to explore boundaries more?

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Let’s explore time together …

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