Stillness is an essential part of your healing process, and at Living Hope, Practicing Stillness is the second step on your journey to Hope. Stillness is the mental and emotional space that allows you to thoughtfully consider the circumstances that have impacted your current struggle. It is a space where fear and anxiety cannot control you, and truth or reality can be seen with a clear perspective.

Stillness

Begin the Practice of Stillness

You will begin the Practice of Stillness when you choose to disconnect from all the ways in which you seek to distract yourself from your pain, loneliness, and fear. Turn off the television, power down your phone, leave the crowded bar, and sit with the Stillness – not to escape, but to truly see what is in front of you and react to it appropriately, instead of with fear or anxiety.

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