096: Silence & Solitude - The Practices Behind the Process


What rhythms or practices are sustaining you these days?

If you've ever flow on a plane, you've heard the flight attendant announcement, "Please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others." And the truth is whether you're 35,000 feet in the air or on the ground, that's still sound advice. 

Taking care of your self and your soul is imperative to living your best REALIFE and cultivating healthy, rich relationships too.

This week on the podcast, we're diving a little deeper to explore another spiritual practice that is foundational to the REALIFE Process®. 

Silence and Solitude can both stand alone as practices, but when combined can be a very intentional way of stilling our own souls and listening more deeply to, for, with, and into God's voice. 

In this episode, we'll discover:

  • What is Silence & Solitude? 
  • How can you create an environment in which to practice Silence & Solitude?  
  • How REALIFE Time Blocking provides boundaries to care for your self and your soul in every season of life.
  • Practical ways to move past distractions in the middle of Silence & Solitude.

Your REALIFE rhythms will look different than those of other friends, family members, and co-workers–what matters is that the practices you build into your days, weeks, and quarters serve you well as you live out your Modern Day Rule of Life. 

REALIFE Resources:

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Haley Barton

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Teresa McCloy is the creator of the REALIFE Process®, an ACC Executive Coach, and an IEA Accredited Enneagram Professional who helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders discover and live out their best REALIFE! She has worked with clients from all over the world to help them bring clarity to their REALIFE and joy to their REALWORK!

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