Thursday, February 26, 2009

permission


















Each of us would love a little spot to go to, no permission needed, just a place for quiet, a place to slow down.  Today, take yourself to a site and be silent.  Stop and allow yourself to listen. Refrain from chatter and witness the humble qualities of your own silence.  There are no expectations when there is calm, but there are suddenly answers realized in gratefulness.

Gratitude is therefore the heart of inner solitude.  During this time of lent, many are fasting or practicing some sort of personal penance in hope for an awakening.  Give yourself permission to hope for just that, witness an open and contrite heart.  The sacrifice you make requires silence and reflection.  Personal permission to be humbled.

30 comments:

Frau said...

Well said!

pve design said...

Frau,
I picture you in Germany, enjoying a quiet morning.
pve

Debra said...

What lovely words to wake up to.
These are really the best hours of the whole day aren't they? This is when I am most reflective and go to my inner place.

pve design said...

Debra,
Witnessing the dawn of a new day, truly, we are blessed. Savour it my friend.
Patricia

Joyce said...

Your words are so calming and true. My time is to be one step ahead as daylight starts to wake up. A new day that is untouched. I have been a early riser for years, when I would complain I wish I could sleep longer (or wake up during the night), my mom would tell me that these are the time God wants to talk to me. Of course at a young age I would say why couldn't he pick a time when I'm up. I now embrace the stillness and silence to greet the new day.

pve design said...

Joyce,
you must be anticipating the dawn of a new day and a new year head. I go at a clip, crash and then awake renewed and the silence is my time, a golden time for listening and direction.
pve

Emily said...

Thank you for your encouraging words on personal reflection, prayer, and peace, especially during this time of Lent.

pve design said...

Emily-
...and what are you in hopes for?
I bet I know.
pve

michelle said...

The potential of a new day is awesome! Great paining!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Absolutely! Beautiful illustration and post.

annechovie said...

Always a great idea!

Karena said...

Yes, so important. A package is on it's way to you! Hopefully it will help with quiet relaxation and calm.

collard green queen said...

If the door were open I would walk right in and take a nap! Love this peaceful post-

gina said...

I love the Cape Cod house -

I love taking time for peace and meditation.

pve design said...

Anne-
I envision you in a colorful quiet spot, perhaps enjoying a sunset and the warmth of the sand.
pve

Karena,
I am looking forward to my package of calm.
pve

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful post...thank you so much for visiting me! It gave me a chance to come meet you. I am off now to spend a little quality reading through your past posts.
Penny

Rachel said...

Oh, I wish I had a little cottage like that to get away to. I could use a bit of reflection time.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

That is the trick isn't it? And, as you say, it can only come with reflection.

Bridgett said...

Now this is quite creepy... did you sneak in my house and read what I wrote about my dream house on the beach last night? Because you've painted it in your picture!
I am working on a goal/dream achievement/LOA exercise and had to dream of what my perfect day would look like. And my house description matches your painting perfectly. Very cool indeed!

pve design said...

Penny-
Welcome! I bet working on your mosaics must give you time to reflect. I have always wanted to try a mosaic. A puzzle - every piece tells the story.
pve

Kwana said...

Lovely illustration. I'd love to have a little place to go to for my reflection alas, no. Just in my mind.

Colour Me Happy said...

So beautiful. You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiring post!

pve design said...

kwana,
a little salt box would be nice, I'd be happy to share it. we could take turns reflecting.
pve

M-
thanks.
pve

ALL THE BEST said...

As always, you are filled with wonderful thoughts and words!
XOXO

tyler said...

poetry, my friend. simply lovely sentiment. will try to remember this beyond the next few weeks.

Mary-Laure said...

Beautifully moving post, dear Patricia.

Tamstyles said...

I have seen your profile around many blogs that i visit and thought i would stop by..great blog.

pve design said...

Ronda -
Aurea-
love when my regulars pay a call and leave me a comment.
pve

T-
thanks for stoppin in girl.
pve

Liz said...

Beautiful post, beautiful picture.

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