I've been watching a video called, "Be Still" and it really has some good thoughts. Here's the Netflix description:
In an age in which multitasking has become second nature, the idea of being "still" almost seems luxurious. Yet achieving stillness through Christian prayer is a spiritually rewarding practice that can change your life forever. In this inspirational program narrated by actor Judge Reinhold and co-directed by his wife, Amy, noted authors, ministers and educators discuss the techniques of contemplative prayer.
I have been thinking a lot about the over-stimulation of our everyday lives. Cell phones and computers are wonderful. I couldn't imagine doing without either, it's just that I realized how much they can take over. Responding to phone calls, replying to emails, updating our Facebook, our Blogs, our YouTube pages, watching our favorite programs... all good things if taken in moderation.
My heart has been crying out for silence... for a time of stillness in my day. I love the idea of contemplative prayer. Setting aside a quiet time to enter into God's presence, and then, just listen... wait on Him with no requests, no expectations; making it a time of opening yourself to what He might say to you.
Meditation has been around in many religions and cultures for centuries. As a Christian, I find that applying the concept to my prayer life enhances it.
I intend to make this part of my daily routine. I need the stillness, the release of stress, the bit of quiet solitude in the midst of a noisy world.