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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

October 16, 2023

The focus for today is:

I commit to quiet time each morning to "establish my day".

Today's inspiration was written by Pierre Pradervand:

In each one of us there is a place of deep, deep rest and total silence where the word “time” is inexistent.

The great news is that access is totally free and available to anyone ready to invest a moment each morning as part of their daily hygiene – what a spiritual teacher I knew called “establishing your day”. 

You can start by some kind of meditation or a more specifically-oriented spiritual practice – there are so many kinds of each I will not even hint at some specific one as the choice is so personal. All it needs is an unbending commitment to take a brief period – maybe 20 minutes or so to start with. 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     A Place of Rest from Ever-Accelerating Change
     Written by Pierre Pradervand.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of starting each morning with some quiet time (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
 I find that my days go better when, rather than rushing out of bed, I take some time to quietly get centered and start my day slowly. It means waking up earlier, but I find that the consequences of taking this quiet time for myself sets the tone for a more balanced and peaceful day.

Our focus for today: I commit to quiet time each morning to "establish my day".

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About The Author

Photo of: Pierre Pradervand, the author of  the book, The Gentle Art of Blessing.Pierre Pradervand is the author of The Gentle Art of Blessing. He has worked, travelled and lived in over 40 countries on five continents, and has been leading workshops and teaching the art of blessing for many years, with remarkable responses and transformational results.

For over 20 years Pierre has been practising blessing and collecting testimonies of blessing as a tool for healing the heart, mind, body and soul.

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