During the month of September I have challenged myself to begin each day with 15 minutes silence.
My normal routine would be to begin the day in a mad rush to shower, dress, grab some breakfast, pack my lunch and hunt for my keys before slamming the front door and haring down the road to get to work on time. It's not the ideal way to ensure a good day.
As a Quaker attender I have grown to appreciate the value of waiting quietly during Meeting for Worship on Sundays and have decided to introduce it into my daily routine. I may even try to end the day with a few minutes of silence to prepare me for a good night's rest.