“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy,We see into the life of things.” William Wordsworth Longfellow
Sometimes the most difficult thing in the world is to find the quiet. The space and the time where you are completely alone with your thoughts. For me, with two kids, a job, two dogs, a house, two cars, and a city full of traffic and sports radio, quiet is miles and miles away.
Dad wrote yesterday about the importance of finding solitude, a place alone with your thoughts. Longfellow speaks about the same thing. A quiet eye lets us see into the life of things, but where do we find the quiet? Where do we find that moment alone with God?
In the face of all the noise that the world presents to us, maybe the quiet we seek isn’t a place or time of the day. May quiet is in our mind. It’s the point when we stop and shut out the noise of the world. It can happen at work, or in traffic, or in the middle of the vicious storm. It is the point when we pause and open our ears to God. When we listen and hear the words of God. “I am always here with you. I will never abandon you. Trust in me and you shall not want.”