A quiet(er) mind is a place we can more readily be present, which makes us available to care for ourselves and others.

To quiet the mind is to relax the mind.

Contemplative practice gives us a way to quiet our mind from within – not by running away from it, but by approaching it; not by distracting it, but by applying it.

Our quiet, concentration, and awareness skills help us guide our mind the way we would like it to go.

Being still, we see the power of the mind, which is the strength of our own capacity to love and connect.

When we make the courageous choice to be still, rather than running away, we have the chance to establish a relationship with what is.

“There is no silence without love.” – Krishnamurti

The practice is not creating silence outside of our activities, but creating silence within them.