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In Appreciation… of the Simple Pleasures of Life

By EMN Updated: Jul 17, 2016 12:00 am

Hello folks,
I believe that life has so much to give if only we cared to give a little thought to the most minuscule of joys (which we’d find so much of) only if we’d stop looking at the looming discomforts and discontents.

So here I am, to share with you the simplest joys in my life as I have experienced some time in my life and those that I take as I face each day, at a time.

Of Stillness

Din, Clamour, Clatter, Blaring Screeches – things that are hurtful to the ear, leave us seeking respite in quiet surroundings.
Within peaceful environs there is great reprieve and let-up. A soothing balm on the perturbed self as long as it is distanced from the periphery but soon to revisit in full strength on the homecoming.

This is not however the sketch of what I want to share today.

Today I want to divulge in the sumptuous luxury found in stillness.

Further to the cacophony which is impairment to the hearing there lies another, afflicting distress in greater intensity.

Tumult and pandemonium resulting in a type of agitated uneasiness, an anxious disquiet inside the head, one that cannot easily be shrugged off. That which was able to inaudibly tiptoe in, wedge itself firm, soon gluing on, immovably stuck. The source customarily being, unresolved issues, anxious uncertainties, fears, suspicions and qualms all devastatingly detrimental to one’s rational well being.

This inner mayhem and uproar creates such unrest, making even the lowest external disorder excruciating.

Such an assault fell upon me one day. Everything, both within and outside shred, slit, scratched, tore gashed-just short of rupturing the sagacity out of me.

A force inside induced in me might to prise myself from this fix. Tugging, heaving and dragging myself I managed to haul and wrench myself away. The encumbrance didn’t disappear as I’d expected. It lay heavy, I was bent over, overweighed.

Exhausted with fatigue I closed my eyes.

I could now feel the deafening pounding of my heart in my ears gently ease. I breathed out a big sigh and consciously permitted the chaos to roll out. Stillness began creeping in. I stopped my mind from trying to sort and reckon. I let it all flow out. Every taut muscle in my body slackened. My heart stopped its racing and the pulsating nerves unruffled.

I ran the verses Psalm 46 : 10 and Exodus 14 : 14 in my head ‘ Be Still…” The raging sea was serene and the storm immediately quieted. Instant Peace Composure and Tranquillity prevailed.

By EMN Updated: Jul 17, 2016 12:00:08 am
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