Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life
  • Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life
  • Zondervan
    June 6, 2017
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Richard Rohr writes, “Most people have never actually met themselves.” I think this is true for many reasons, but I don’t think we know how to meet ourselves; I certainly didn’t. I had no idea it took being still to become acquainted with myself. I wasn’t spending a lot of time alone, not only because it felt uncomfortable and because I feared it; it just never occurred to me that it would be helpful for my sense of well-being. But how could I ever come to know myself and learn to enjoy my own company without spending time with myself?

For me, getting still has given me the unique chance to become better friends with my real self. It has taken time to coax her out of hiding and get to know her better. She is very funny, but often shy. She is smart, creative, and very nerdy. She enjoys solitude (who knew?) and loves to laugh even if no one else is laughing with her. She is becoming more confident as she emerges out of the shadow of the other self.

As I got to know myself in the stillness, I found I was encountering God differently. Stillness was facilitating deeper knowledge and a richer experience of God.

Nicole Johnson is a writer, speaker, and actor as well as the author of Calm in the Center of Crazy. Learn more at NicoleJohnson.org. Taken from Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy by Nicole Johnson. Copyright © 2017 by Nicole Johnson. Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com