Saint Francis of Assisi said
“What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.”
We require movement in order to achieve growth. That is why the saying ‘actions speak louder than words’ is one that speaks volumes. An apology without further effort tends to be meaningless, the words “I’ll try” mean little without effort, a person’s word is only weighted with gold when there is follow through. Even promises to ourselves can only be met when we begin to move towards its rewards.
Silence is also required to achieve growth for it is in our solitude and sacred spaces that we access our center – the place where we feel most grounded, most settled, most at peace. When we take time to quiet our everyday thoughts and focus on our center, we find faith and courage and a knowledge that we have within us what it takes to create and design a joyful life.
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