Sunday, November 12

“When the children have become acquainted with silence… [they] go on to perfect themselves.”
— Maria Montessori, educator

Today’s Excerpt:

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, most days are filled with activity and noise. Taking a little time to be still and silent on purpose can help you notice things you might not notice in the busyness.

Try this contemplative practice to listen carefully within.

  1. Set a timer for three minutes (or longer if you’d like) and find a comfortable place to sit, where you are awake and relaxed.
  2. Take three deep breaths in and out, and gently close your eyes, if you want to.
  3. Choose one of the questions below and ask the question slowly and silently to yourself.
  4. Listen in silence for an answer, without demanding one. Notice any thoughts, feelings, or images that come to you.


  • What does the best version of myself want?
  • Where is my inner compass pointing me?
  • Who could I be kinder to?
  • What would make me happiest?