When my youngest was a toddler I used to teach Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to him and other three to five year olds. One thing that still remains for the last eight years now, is the training on how to make silence.
For God is found in the quiet stirrings of my heart. The Holy Spirit dwells within and can stir us, talk to us in the muted noise, press upon us to make the right decision to follow. I still take moments of my day to sit in the whispered breath of the Lord, the quiet of the world, the beauty of the calm I find. Some days living with Bipolar the calm is fleeting, so hard to grasp hold of but I still try. For peace is reached in the stillness of my heart, the beautiful message of a calm body, the release of stress, the joy of finding what I need. I hope this helps others. Peace, Jo
In the Silence
In the silence of the beating
Of my heart that pumps for love
I find the Holy Spirit dwelling
Inside myself from up above.
He fills me with the help of grace
That keep my senses pulsing strong,
That sheds my fears and troubled doubts,
That tells me I truly belong.
For I shake and tremble so in life,
With the sweats when lost and insecure.
The loss of wisdom raining tears
And only the Spirit can make me sure.
I have worth, so much more to do
To lift such souls, to heal such pain.
I am one, a drop of life,
That slakes distress from falling rain.
So I turn inward to hear His call,
To press my lips, tune in to stillness.
And oh the joy found in such voice
That in the quiet is happiness.