Part of living the quiet life and minding my own business is found in embracing my homebody tendencies. While I believe that friendships are great and gathering with other believers is essential, and though I find a great deal of satisfaction in my work, it’s good to be at home. I don’t feel a need to be busy every second of the day. It’s good to sit in the silence of my tidy living room and sip hot chocolate while gazing out the window. The stillness feeds my soul.
Maybe that’s why I like this time of year so much. Nothing beats a brisk walk in the blowing autumn wind and nothing is more rewarding than snuggling up inside when the chill gets to be too much.
In my opinion, we all need to learn to be comfortable in the silence. We all need to enjoy the coziness of home. I suspect that our frantic pace derives from fear that we’re not special if we’re not busy. Or perhaps we are always moving because we don’t want to confront what needs confronting.
For all posts in the 31 Days in the Quiet series, go here.