By Cynthia Overweg
When we let go of our resistance to what is,
we give ourselves a moment of peace.
We need not be disturbed. If we open to a few moments of inner reflection and Stillness, the solution to a problem will appear in its own time. As Saint Teresa and all the great sages have told us:
Everything changes. This too shall pass.
“Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing frighten you.
God alone is unchanging.
With patience all things are possible.
Whoever has God lacks nothing.
God alone is enough.”
Wishing you every Blessing,
"Let Nothing Disturb You"
Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila was a nun and a mystic who lived in 16th century Spain. She was a prolific writer who vividly described her mystical encounters with the divine. Her most beloved prayer, Let Nothing Disturb You, has been an inspiration to millions of people regardless of religious tradition or the way in which you define the concept of God.
Teresa's prayer opens us to healing, comfort and inner calm when we feel lost, overwhelmed or sad. In my own life, I've found this prayer to be very helpful in times of stress. It can be a portal to a silent communion with your innermost being. Quietly say the prayer whenever you feel anxious, or use each sentence as a daily reflection or meditation mantra. Each line in this prayer is itself a prayer, a focal point for meditation and contemplation, and will help free your heart and mind of anxiety and fear. Below is Saint Teresa's prayer.
Reflections for Daily Life