Calm the Soul

Thus my soul before her God, lieth still, nor speaketh more…. – J. J. Winkler

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to close one’s mind to embarrassment, uncertainty, doubt, and anxiety. I known people who acted calm and unmoved by anything, but in truth, they were actually wound too tight and ultimately exploded. The mistake made is to try and accomplish this state of calm with the mind only. True calm, true peace begins with one’s soul. When we meditate, when we pray, try beginning with the heart. Open it up to God, and let it ask the first question. Many teachers of meditation and listening prayer begin with clearing the mind, and they are certainly more trained and experienced than I. But on occasion, when your breast is full of vexations and personal pain, try first opening your heart and disappear in the contemplation of the purpose of your being. You just may be surprised what the heart hears.

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. 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.

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