Advertisement

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

#OneWord Thursday: Quiet – A happy life must be a quiet life.

One of my favorite stories that illustrates the importance of quiet is about Michelangelo, the great artist.   It is said that one day back in the day, a prince visited Michelangelo in his studio and found him staring at an 18-foot block of marble.

Clearly, the rumors were true.  Word had traveled throughout the land that Michelangelo visited his studio for four solid months, stared at the block of marble for hours and then would go home for dinner.

“What are you doing,” asked the prince.
“Sto lavorando.” (I’m working), whispered Michelangelo.

Advertisement

Three years later that same block of marble was the statue of David.

Michelangelo had stared at that block of marble for four months.  He was imagining, conceiving, envisioning–divining.  Michelangelo’s concept of sculpting: meant “to take away;” not “to add to,” as the sculpture already existed inside the block of marble.

It is the sculptor’s job to remove, to take away the excess, to strip away the superfluous that surrounds the marble.

Let quiet be your #oneword.  Sit, be; allow your excess to fall away.

7 Quiet Quotes that Quiet

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. ~ Blaise Pascal

Advertisement

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better. ~ Sarah Breathnach

Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers. ~ Ester Buchholz

It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful.  No, your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear, and it is worth very much to God. ~ Peter 3:3-4

Advertisement

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. ~ Bertrand Russell

In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn’t. Be wise and don’t let good things crowd out those that are essential. ~ Elder Richard G. Scott

For more happy, joyful and quiet discussions, join Facebook/Kick in the Tush Club.

Spread the word–NOT the icing!
Janice
———————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss
sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter
join and chat: Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook!

 

Previous Posts

10 Simple Steps: How to Survive a Tough Day
I was working with a client this ...

posted 1:56:28pm May. 22, 2015 | read full post »

End the Madness: Create a Better _____ ?
People often begin their journey on the road to ...

posted 4:28:01pm May. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Motivational Musing: Yes? Yes! Yes?
The great teachers tell us that you cannot start ...

posted 9:36:55am May. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Motivational Monday: The Psychology of Body Esteem
Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is ...

posted 9:11:44am May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Expect a Miracle
If there was a miracle tonight, as in right ...

posted 10:15:32pm May. 06, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.