Oh that moment.
You know the one I mean.
That moment when the sun is shining through the windows of your home (or office) in the earliest hours of the morning.
That moment when you are drinking your first hot cup of coffee or tea or perhaps even a smoothie.
And there’s only you, sunshine and silence.
Plus contemplation. Lots and lots of contemplation.
Yes — that’s the moment.
That’s the exact moment I’m talking about.
Now, truth be told — we’ve pretty much all experienced a moment such as this at some point in our lives.
Yet, for more than a few of us, the reality is that we can’t quite recall the last time we were in the middle of a moment of sunshine, silence and contemplation.
Life is like that.
Moments come and moments go.
And silence mixed with sunshine can be fleeting. Especially on cloudy, hectic days.
Yet — the reality is this — the sun shows up every single day.
Even on the cloudiest and stormiest of days, it’s still there.
Especially when we can’t see it.
The truth is that on those days and in those moments, we simply have to wait a little longer for it to show up with it’s full beauty and brilliance.
Yes silence is always there too; even when we can’t quite hear it.
No matter how hard silence is to find, you have to believe that it can always be heard too.
Especially on the loudest of days.
So tomorrow morning, grab that hot cup of coffee or tea or your favourite smoothie and sit down by a window.
Wait without your phone. Without notifications. And without people.
Just wait with yourself.
Wait, watch and listen.
If you are lucky, the universe might just decide to cooperate. And you too will experience the moment I’m talking about.
Yes — that moment.
No matter who you are, what road you are on or where life is taking you (or where YOU are taking your life) — there’s virtually nothing better that starting your day with the collision of sunshine, silence and contemplation. It will focus and ground you more than you realize.
Jane Boyd is a Partner in GeniusShared. She is also the CEO of 45 Conversations Media & Education Ltd, a Canadian education and training company based just outside of Vancouver Canada. She works with educators, business, community and government in the areas of early learning, work-life, community development and employee engagement.