The thirteenth century Persian poet Rumi wrote, “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” This is the same as what the Hebrew Scriptures call the “still small voice” that was not heard in the earthquake or the fire. This is not an external voice, but an inner voice. It is not the voice of delusion or confusion, but the voice of clarity, reason, and love. It is the voice within that speaks to each of us when we become still and silent. It does not require a complex set of steps or processes to hear this voice within. All it takes is giving oneself permission to be still and listen. This is my invitation for you this week: Be still. Listen for the voice that doesn’t use words. Know.

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Mindfulness Mondays

Living through the Week with Intention 

by Rev. Helen Nelson