Waiting In Silence

My morning meditations today had a common theme – waiting in silence. Charlotte is brimming with activity with the Democratic convention. Patience and quiet are neither the themes of the rest of the day. So in that vein, I remind myself that to know how to rest, to know how to find solitude, is the great need of this hurrying age. I must remember how we get over-active and over-intense about things of little account. We neglect the power of the spirit.

We talk and text, e-mail and tweet, and go from place to place in search of the latest and most popular. Instead we need to pause in the quiet and make our own the few but profoundly simple laws and truths of the spirit. We need to once again reconnect with the power of a few moments of silence.

Time rules our society, but chronological time is not the time of the spirit or God’s. Most of our most treasured moments in life cannot be measured in time or money, for they are of infinite value and timeless. When we are hurting it is the intangibles – love, friendship, belonging, justice – that lifts us out of our broken state.

Sometime today take a moment to wait in silence. With the peace and comfort that the quiet brings, your spirit will rise to your consciousness.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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