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Monday’s Random Thought: Still June 9, 2014

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Often it is in the unspoken.

Less is more.

Silence is more than golden it is life giving.

A smile, a gentle touch, a deep gaze into ones eyes, all this and then some.

Will you stop thinking before you speak and just be in even the smallest of moments today?

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com

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Monday’s Random Thought: Silent Thanks June 10, 2013

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Do you ever have the desire to pray, the urge to seek out through prayer but don’t know where to begin? Feel guilty ‘cause you have been ignoring your desire?

Prayer is not about being guilty or undeserving. Prayer is a personal connection to your God of Understanding. No one can tell you how to pray or who to pray to, for that is your decision.

I say when you want to begin the dialogue of praying, begin with silence, just show up in stillness. Stay quiet long enough to hear the birds singing. And if that leaves you fidgety and nervous to hear the wisdom and grace of your own breath, try saying THANK YOU.

The best two word prayer I know. For me it gets me out of my head into my heart and to a place of recognizing I am not in this alone.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Space May 28, 2012

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The silence between the notes is what makes the music so good, our yoga instructor told us this morning. Thirty of us crammed into our yoga room left that place in a pool of sweat. And despite being packed in, I felt like I had all the space I needed on my little mat.

Space between notes. Silence between thoughts. Stillness amidst action.

Take what you need in this world, give what you can and open up your heart in the quiet to hear and live all the possibility.

When I create the space for stillness, my world is so much bigger. I stand taller in more awareness.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Bird Voice July 11, 2011

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There is a bird’s nest in our back yard. And the other day a second egg appeared. The nest is in the ground, tucked in the grass, on the ground near the kids’ play structure.  We haven’t seen the mother, it all happened so quietly.

This morning the crows are talking in the front yard. Engaged in their normal chatter I notice something different, a pause between their squawks. It is like one is reflecting on the other’s words before responding. 

So much can happen in the silence. We can hear each other more clearly, sit on the other’s words before jumping in with a reply. Perhaps build a nest where it is safe for other’s words to really soak in and not just drift through the air.

Making room for another egg, full of possibility.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

 

Breath Prayer — Breath Part IV May 27, 2011

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While breathing with the llamas this past weekend on Whidbey Island I learned about breath prayer. How to create one – how to let it evolve. Using it this week has moved me to a new place and although prayer is so personal and intimate I want to share it with you.

Breath prayer has a history I’ve already forgotten because I have taken the part that works for me and applied it to my life. One week into this and I am talking like I have been doing it for years — well, in some ways I have. I just now have a name for it.

A breath prayer has two parts and in general the whole of it makes up 6 to 9 syllables. The first part is a praise or name you have for God: Beautiful Creator, Source, Mystery, Big Guy in Sky, Loving Mother, Father, Abba, Yahweh,….you get the idea, the bigger picture outside of yourself. The second part consists of your petition or desire: Grant me, Lead me, Show me, Teach me…express your deepest desire in a few short words. Is your desire wisdom, love, patience, peace, joy, trust? Lay it out before your God in a long deep breath.

I created one that has been working for me and drawing me out of my head to a place of love. I utter it to myself when I got off track, think negative thoughts that aren’t doing any good. Mine has even turned into a song, I hum it now not just when I need to get back on track, it is becoming part of me. And isn’t that what prayer is? An inhale and an exhale. The less words the better so you can hear the beauty that comes in the silence. The gift in a simple breath.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Silence on the Court January 18, 2011

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For today’s blog, please go to my website, www.mamaneedsarefill.com to read… http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com/2011/01/silence-on-the-court/

Thank you.

 

Monday’s Random Thought December 6, 2010

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Silence speaks volumes.

by J.G. McGlothern