Posted by: C J | February 29, 2016

I find myself learning how to be…

Still again…



Let nature watch you...

Let nature watch you…

Just the other day, I heard a mother scream at her little boy, “Sit your ass down and get still!” – I’m thinking how the hell is that going to happen when you just amped him up with your voice and your energy? It’s kinda like, “Stop that crying before I really give you something to cry about!” Now you’ve scared the heck out of me and all I can do is, suck in air loudly, trying to calm myself. Anyway my whole point is we all need to allow the time to be still and experience life at a different pace.


Unplug from your devices long enough to experience life without facing a screen.

I’ve noticed that the more I want to find solace in silence, I look to Mother Nature. Everyone who knows me well, knows I am a yard and garden fanatic. So I am outside a lot and I pay attention to Nature. Every morning I feed at least 7 species of song birds on my back deck. I’ve learned if I am still long enough the birds accept me as part of their realm. The chickadees are the first to ignore me and eat while I’m standing near them but if I stay still long enough the other birds will too.

In the caption picture of the hawk, (right off my back deck), we were watching each other for about 3 minutes, I felt honored and privileged to lock eyes with this hawk.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

I also noticed when I’m in the yard sitting motionless, near the butterflies’ landing spots they will land on me. So what I need to learn again is to just be still and experience the timelessness of life, to observe the many ways Nature invites me to just be and let the world do its happy dance.

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

I’ve decided to settle into the speed of soul, which knows no time frames or time limits. I choose to let my soul shine effortlessly.  Some days I feel like a spiritual ninja – taking a vow to listen to the whispers, a vow to see what is really in front of me, and a vow to be a landing spot for Nature’s beauty.

All of my quiet efforts to unplug from the electronic devises long enough to hear mySelf think and to feel my own feelings, ensures me a great ROI (return on investment). Please believe, silence is user-friendly.

Here are 4 quick ways to be still for 5 – 10 minutes:

  1. Commune with Nature
  2. Meditate
  3. Listen to your favorite soothing music
  4. Pursue creativity

Come back soon for another cup of comfort!


  1. Very lovely and relaxing cup of comfort. Thanks again for the reminder to be still and know…..

    • Suzzie thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the cup of comfort.

      And I saw the hawk again yesterday so I remembered the picture of him watching me. LOL

  2.  Excellent!!!  And you used what was in the house… pic  If not NOW when……….

  3. You supplied the best 4 quick ways to be still.. there are times I find myself at home alone and don’t want to hear music or tv and enjoy the solitude of it. Oftentimes we’re so busy and just don’t think about taking a few mins just to meditate, breathe and be still. One of the best comforts in life and yet seems to be the hardest to do. Thanks for taking us back to that and the value of doing it.

    • You’re so welcome – as women we often need guilt-free permission to just BE.

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