Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quiet Your Mind



Quiet Your Mind is one of my favorite Zac Brown Band songs. These are the lyrics:


I hear the waves
Sun beatin' down on my shoulders
It's a near-perfect day
Wishin' I wouldn't get any older
They say that it's gone 'fore you know it now

Quiet your mind
Soak it all in
It's a game you can't win
Enjoy the ride

I feel the change
Goin' on all around me
It's strange
How I'm taken and guided
Where I end up right I'm needed to be

Quiet your mind
Soak it all in
It's a game you can't win
Enjoy the ride

At the end of the water
A red sun is risin'
And the stars are all goin' away
And if you're too busy talkin'
You're not busy listenin'
To hear what the land has to say

Quiet your mind

I hear the waves
Sun beatin' down on my shoulders
It's a near-perfect day
Wishin' I wouldn't get any older
They say that it's gone 'fore you know it and
Soak it all in
It's a game you can't win
Enjoy the ride




There is much more to the song that a beautiful melody, great lyrics, and Zac’s sexy voice! I find great comfort in the meaning to this song. Quiet Your Mind.

Whenever I’m feeling a bit stressed over deadlines, book covers, plots, appearances, or daily living (dishes, dinner, dust, laundry, bills, remodel, kids… the list is endless), I play this song. I repeat the words Quiet your mind over and over in my head. Sometimes I say them out loud to give them more power. I’m a firm believer in that you bring about what you think about.

If I’m over stressed, I’m not listening to any of the sweet sounds going on around me. I don’t hear the birds chirping or the sounds of the little neighbor kids outside playing. I don’t hear the breeze as it caresses the grass and trees. I don’t feel the sun or the beauty that is life. This happens to all of us at one time or another. For some of us, stress is a daily occurrence and for whatever reason, we can’t quite get rid of it.

When we’re stressed, we miss out on so much. We miss out on those near perfect days, those near perfect moments that life has to offer. We can’t see the forest for the trees.

I believe we need to take time for ourselves, even if its just a few minutes a day, to take a deep breath and quiet your mind. I know it can be next to impossible at times, especially when you’re a mom. I remember the days of not being able to pee without an audience or someone banging on the bathroom door wanting to know what I’m doing.

But that is life. Its chaotic, beautiful, aggravating, sweet, trying, lovely, tiring, and wondrous. And in any given day, if we’re paying attention and take those few precious moments to quiet our minds we can see the beauty, the sweetness, the loveliness and the wonder in the midst of all the sanity. It can be difficult, but it is necessary if you’re going to keep your sanity. Even if you have to play the parental version of Hide and Go Seek with your kids (you have them hide and you only pretend to look for them), take those few moments every day and listen.


Listen to what your heart is telling you. Listen to the birds, the breeze, children laughing… listen to life.

Its much cheaper than a day spa.


Quiet your mind and listen to the near perfection that is taking place all around you. You can hear it, see it, feel it.


Life is a blessing. Even the crazy, chaotic, noisy moments. Its those moments that can make us appreciate those quiet, still moments. Soak up those peaceful moments and use them as a shield against negativity and stress if you must. I hoard those moments like the crazy lady across town who collects cats. They’re more precious than gold and can cure nearly every stressful moment that comes along. The quiet moments - not the cats. :D




4 comments:

  1. I agree with you on this. Life gets so hectic sometimes, we forget and don't stop to enjoy small, quiet things. I'll remember this song from now on. Thanks Suzan.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie! :D I hope it helps.

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