“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare
A friend of mine shared these meditation videos with me and I wanted to share them with you! I think both of them are spot on concerning our dire need to “be still” and step back from the busyness of life as we know it, as well as explaining the benefits of meditation in a beautiful way. They talk about the importance of having a Sabbath day to just be and to slow down. You don’t have to spend lots of money buying a place in the country or even vacationing on the other side of the world. You can, right where you are now, go into the “nowhere” and become that inward traveler where you will discover and appreciate all the treasures available to you when you learn to live in the present moment.
# 1 – The Art of Stillness
“And by going nowhere [into stillness] , I mean nothing more intimidating than taking a few minutes our of every day or a few days out of every season, or even, a some people do, a few years out of a life in order to sit still long enough to find out what moves you most, to recall where your truest happiness lies and to remember that sometimes making a living and making a life point in opposite directions.” – Picl Lyer, Global author
#2 – All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
“I think the present moment is so underrated. It sounds so ordinary, and yet we spend so little time in the present moment that it’s anything but ordinary. There was a research paper that came out of Harvard, just recently, that said on average, our minds are lost in thought almost 47 percent of the time. 47 percent. At the same time, this sort of constant mind-wandering is also a direct cause of unhappiness.” – Andy Puddicombe, Mindfulness expert
I can tell you personally that I have come to cherish my weekday Power Hour (that includes meditation) and Sabbath each week. In fact, I often guard it from activities that will interfere with me spending that “nowhere” time with Yeshua. It is truly my Secret Place as David beautifully exemplified in Psalms 91. We can enter into Gods’ presence whenever we need to drink from the well that never runs dry or quench our thirst with living water. We can abide in His stillness when we need to detach from the entanglements of this world and realign our focus on what really matters. – Rhonda
Psalms 91: (What we can expect from dwelling in God’s Secret Place?)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of these videos.