253: Calm in Chaos: Practicing the Benefits of Stillness


Welcome back to the "Doing What Matters" podcast with your host, Teresa McCloy! In this episode, Teresa delves into the topic of finding stillness amidst the chaos of life and the benefits it brings.

As a believer, entrepreneur, and recovering workaholic, Teresa understands the desire to live a more meaningful and restful life. Join her on this journey as she shares practical tools, inspiring stories, and expert insights to help us stay on the path to what truly matters.

Teresa begins the episode by sharing a personal reflection on the importance of stillness. Inspired by a story from her mentor, Ruth Haley Barton, Teresa's "jar of river water" symbolizes the need for stillness in our lives.

She discusses the challenge of finding calm in chaos and why it is crucial for our well-being. Teresa also addresses the misconception that stillness means doing nothing, explaining that it is about quieting our minds, finding inner peace, and being present in the moment.

In exploring the benefits of stillness, Teresa emphasizes how it serves as a counterbalance to the external rush and demand that overwhelms our brain, body, and emotions. She explains that stillness provides an opportunity to pause, reflect, and reconnect with our inner wisdom and discernment.

Teresa highlights the importance of self-compassion and deep breathing techniques in finding clarity and gaining perspective. As a believer, she references the scripture that invites us to be still and know God.

Listen and join Teresa on this insightful episode of the "Doing What Matters" podcast as she guides us on the path to practicing the benefits of stillness and living from a place of rest, not rush.


[00:00:07] Living from rest, not rush podcast journey.

[00:03:43] Resonated with story of finding calm, chaos.

[00:08:03] Engagement in stillness practices reduces overwhelm.

[00:10:43] Importance of stillness and its deeper benefits.

[00:13:47] Regulate emotions with stillness in office chair.

[00:19:35] Discover impact, connect, bring calm, stillness. Build community, launch content. Extraordinary moment in the stillness.

[00:21:32] Back next week, living from rest, doing what matters





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