Day 76 ~ The significance of 10 PM

There used to be a commercial on TV in New York in 1969 and 1970: “It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?”
 
Whenever I’m still up at 10 PM, I always think of that commercial; it was a reminder that the world was changing and we all needed to pay attention. Both parents and children saw it and it made a difference in their conversations.
 
The reason that I remember it so vividly is because I was 17 and I was a runaway. I was living in my own apartment; my mother needed to know every night that I was safe. That commercial was my reminder to call my mother.
 
It’s 10 PM again and it’s been a very full and very short day. The clock reminds me to return to our conversation in this blog ~ and I remember that I haven’t had a lot to say lately.
 
There is something to be said about taking the time to process your feelings when big things are on your horizon. There are times when even I become speechless at the possibilities in front of me. I just stay silent and wait.
 
One of the things we explore in the Journey to Powerful Presence is the ability to be comfortable in the presence of silence. It’s hard for a lot of people; in class we experience  it and work through the discomfort.
 
It’s a little challenging to replicate this in a blog, so I’ll do my best.
 
It’s 10 PM and I’m calling in to let you know I’m here.  The rest of this message is a very comfortable, and very safe, silence.

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