Stillness First

“Your first daily priority should be stillness, attention to
what you really know and what you really feel.”
–Martha Beck, Leaving the Saints

I receive a quote from Martha Beck in my email inbox on weekdays.  Almost without exception, they are perfectly relevant to my life, or a close friend’s.  I read this one yesterday as I walked up the grassy hill at Owen Park, having just spent the first couple hours of my day down at the beach: walking, practicing yoga, meditating, swimming and writing (the beginnings of a blog post that I will complete later today).  Sometimes the quotes give me direction, and sometimes confirmation.


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