Let every voice but God’s be still in me
The Buddhists call it “monkey mind.” Monkey mind is the constant chatter of the ego that is filled with shoulds, ought tos, gottas, maybes. The monkey mind will drive you insane if you let it, and in today’s world it is fueled by all the advertisements and the constant chatter on our screens.
It’s too much.
Let every voice of the monkey mind be still so I can listen to God’s voice of peace and joy.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested in step three that we turn our will over to God and let the monkey mind go. Step three suggests we trade out the monkey mind for some peace and quiet.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which requires we set the monkey mind aside and go deeper within.
Today, it is suggested that I calm down and relax. As Simon and Garfunkle sang “Slow down you move too fast. You’ve got to make the morning last.” Take three deep breaths and clear your mind of all the clutter. God is there waiting for you with Love beyond comprehension.