Bring Back Your Heart Patiently

“When your heart is wandering and distracted, bring it back quickly to its point, restore it tenderly to its Master’s side, and if you did nothing else the whole of your hour but bring back your heart patiently and put it near our Lord again, and every time you put it back it turned away again, your hour would be well-employed.”

— St. Francis de Sales, 1616
Treatise on the Love of God
Photo credit: Georgia Sparling

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Notice where your heart is — is it wandering and distracted? Take a moment to bring back your heart patiently to God or Spirit.

What is your relationship with silence and stillness?

What happens for you when you try to sit still in silence? How do you maintain a state of inner stillness through the noise and demands of your daily life?