12 May 2020
A Moment to Reflect- 13
“Be still and know that I am God,” writes the Psalmist.
Scarcely a ripple on the water, the loch below us seemed to be swallowing up the clouds, only the gentlest of breezes, and you could almost touch the silence, as we looked down on Inveraray and the blue waters of Loch Fyne far from the everyday world of rush and busyness.
It was a moment of absolute stillness.
Only in still water do you see crisp reflections. And only when I am still, do I know how to reflect on what really matters.
Today, and in some of the days to follow, I want to share with you some images of stillness and calm, together with some of the thoughts of favourite writers.
Let them be for you a starting point for your own reflection.
Today’s quotation is brief, but it reminds us that although there may be moments of beauty and tranquillity in Nature that cause us to stop and stare, we can actually find that stillness anywhere and at any time.
“Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” ― Herman Hesse