Showing posts from August, 2019

How to Feed the Soul #6 The Need for Quiet vs. Time Out

FINDING QUIET Learning to quiet oneself, not only helps us reset our emotional responses to triggers in this world, but it helps us to listen to ourselves, those around us and to God.  Learning to live in the quiet, enables us to hear....there is so much to hear.  In an ideal world, we learn to quiet ourselves when we are children.  This enables us to better regulate our emotional responses and to learn and change behavior.  Those of us who do not learn this as children, risk uncontrolled outbursts of anger, or shutting down into depression.  Operating in the middle level, where all of our relational circuits are "ON" enables us to communicate with those around us in a healthy and beneficial way. Below is an excerpt from Wilder talks on emotional brain health and the benefits of learning "Quiet" as children.  It is not too late to use these principles as adults to help navigate our relationships and circumstances. The Need for Quiet Versus Time-Out Augus

Third Summer Art Lectio Divina 1John 4:16-19

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and jGod in them.  This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment:  In this world we are like Jesus.  There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love."