Sunday, January 2, 2011

In the Stillness and Silence of a Moment

The new year is here, so what are we going to do about it? There was just one goal for me as the sun set on 2010 and 2011 was about to begin: clarity
I wanted to see it, the year, clearly leave and the new one clearly arrive so that I’d remember the moment forever. It would be a defining moment for me (and I’m sure for countless others around the world). 
As the crowded room started to shout in chorus “10, 9, 8....” I tuned them out. For a moment, like many moments recently and yet to come, I stood in the stillness, and the silence of my own moment. 
Maybe, just for a second, that clarity lifted the veil from obscurity and wonderment, and that always present question we ask: Why?
The answer that’s most often given is one that at the very core of our very human existence is just not acceptable. “it’s life.” 
In that one second, that question wasn’t answered with words. Instead, life answered in a moment. 
Seconds later, the sound, like turning up the volume on a car stereo, rushed into my brain. My eyes lifted open with astounding excitement and gracious acceptance of the new year. Yet, I smiled on knowing the secret to any clarity is in the stillness and the silence of a moment.

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1 comment:

  1. It's hard to find clarity because the silence and stillness is....scary. I always have some sort of noise on in the background. It keeps me company and it distracts me from thinking. I'm making an effort to shut off the noise and spend some time seeking silence and clarity this year. Fearing no more!


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