We live hurried lives, and at times, we think that multitasking and 24/7 doing is the answer to moving on, moving up, or getting it right. Doing is good; goals without a plan and a purpose stay stagnant. However, there are times when we must trust, be still, and listen to what Spirit – God – or what you want to call it – has to say to us. All we have to do is ask, trust, be still, and listen. Many times, the simple things are the hardest to do.
Monks have mastered the art of meditation and listening. We think that it is impossible for us to master such high art; maybe, because we are approaching it from the hardest point of view. When we slow down and learned to trust the divine voice inside us, learn to quiet ourselves down, and listen to it, there are new insights to our situation, question, or concern.
Maybe the hardest part is for us to trust. To trust that what we have asked, pondered, or dreamed is just around the corner if only we would be still and listen to Spirit.