I knew that I could choose to listen to the chatter going on around me on the media, but I decided to involve myself in the quiet.
I am taking time to notice details in botanical photography from a site I really enjoy.
I continued adding to the warp I am creating on my weaving loom.
I mixed the ingredients I had gathered on my kitchen counter to make almond meal fruit and nut bread.
I have gathered my drawing materials together for a series of cards I am designing.
I am being more consistent about putting compost into a bucket by the back door.
There are many ways to engage in quiet and orderly activities and not to be rushed and pushed.
To follow a routine mindfully is a way to choose quiet.
There are no new decisions to be made.
One is free to listen while moving gently and purposefully.
I can maintain my balance and poise.
I can begin my day in the way I wish to maintain it.
I can continue swimming quietly in an ocean of political and economic upheaval by choosing the option of maintaining my peace.
© 2017 Kathryn Hardage