Sunday Short: Quiet Center


Hello, adventurers!

I hope you’ve had a peaceful Sunday.

The words of Shirley Murray’s hymn, “Come and Find the Quiet Center” resonated with me today, so I thought I’d share the lyrics  with you. ☺

Come and find the quiet center
     in the crowded life we lead,
          find the room for hope to enter,
               find the frame where we are freed:
clear the chaos and the clutter,
     clear our eyes, that we can see
          all the things that really matter,
               be at peace, and simply be.

Silence is a friend who claims us,
     cools the heat and slows the pace,
          God it is who speaks and names us,
               knows our being, touches base,
making space within our thinking,
     lifting shades to show the sun,
          raising courage when we're shrinking,
               finding scope for faith begun.

In the Spirit let us travel,
     open to each other's pain,
          let our loves and fears unravel,
               celebrate the space we gain:
there's a place for deepest dreaming,
     there's a time for heart to care,
          in the Spirit's lively scheming
               there is always room to spare!

The third verse speaks of traveling and letting one’s loves and fears unravel. In retrospect, travel has unravelled many cares and thoughts that had been wound tightly within me, allowing me to sort out everything and find my quiet center.

In the flurry of life’s good and bad events, travel memories shine like beacons, guiding me and encouraging me to press on.

So today, I hope you find your quiet center. And if you can’t find peace at home, may you find it in your travels.


Happy Trails!








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