There is so much talk about success in relation to movement and so very little value placed on the achievement that comes in stillness. In a world that’s constantly pushing you to “go” and speak, it takes courage to be still and silent, and not only because of the misguided peer pressure. In silence, we must acknowledge the way the “noise” in our heads bullies us. We are forced to stand up to the dozens of (often fear-based) thoughts that swarm into our heads and taunt, tease and threaten us. The good news is that taking time each day to observe and face what is happening inside of you will not only build confidence, it will lower cortisol and bring about clarity.
Today, I want to encourage you all up find a quiet place where you can close your eyes and just “be” in the world. Pay attention to how you feel before, during and after. Do you embrace it or fight it? Do you find it silly or soothing? Be sure not to judge your feelings, just to make a note. You’ll likely get to know a different side of yourself.