Thursday, January 11, 2007

Be Still: A Meditation

Tonight, I met up with a group of friends from Texas, and one of them was telling us about a book she is reading that dissects the following scripture by starting with the entire verse and taking off the last word of the verse bit by bit. It thought it was a beautiful meditation on these simple and profound words of God: "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10a

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know that.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

9 comments:

ML said...

Wow, I really like that. Meditation is so hard for me. All you have to do is "Be" Why can't I do that?

Cherry said...

I think meditation is hardest for women. Our brains are programmed to be multi-tasking so being still is hard enough, but to just be? That is even harder.

Starshine, this is a great verse and meditation mantra. Thank you.

Laura said...

I love it!!!! One of my favorite verses.
Do you know what book it is?

Sharon said...

Yes, we are human be-ings, so funny that we forget that so easily.

Alan Fadling said...

This is a very practical way of entering into meditation with a simple phrase of scripture. I've also enjoyed taking a well-known phrase ("The Lord is my shepherd" or "Our Father in heaven") and focusing for a few moments on each word. Thanks for this great blog.

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Buttercup said...

Maybe I could meditate on: "Be Still And Just Be." I don't know. I've been searching for a meditation mantra.

beenzzz said...

What a great lesson, to just "be." I remember meditating in yoga class years ago. It was so peaceful. I don't think I've meditated since then. Maybe I should try again.

J said...

VERY cool. :) Thanks. I may try this.

Ally Bean said...

I think that saying it in the opposite direction from "be" to the whole verse would be cool too. Kind of from small me to big Thee.