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Welcome to The Daily Still Podcast - A Place to Pause. Here we create space to listen for the whispers of God. Each episode features a short devotional-style, guided meditation, offering room to “be still” in the midst of the busyness of life. We position ourselves to hear God’s Voice, allowing Him to bring alignment and peace to our whole being. Host Cindy Helton is a spiritual guide and leader for stillness gatherings and retreats. She has practiced and led guided Christian meditation for ...
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Today we complete our Journey through Lent with a focus on Patience. We consider the question: What tests my patience? Prayer reference: "Patient Trust" By Teilhard de Chardin Daily Still Meditations are written and hosted by Cindy L. Helton with podcast production by SoundGood Media.Cindy L. Helton által
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One of the surprising things I’ve learned about mindfulness over the years is that for many people, eyes-open meditation is a game changer. In fact, eye exercises in general, such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation And Reprocessing) and yogic drishti, can have a wonderful effect on our mental health. And it’s not just me. Indeed,… Continue readi…
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Today we continue our Journey through Lent with a focus on Surrender. We consider the question: What stands between me and surrender? References: Matthew 16:24 and The Wesleyan Prayer of Surrender Daily Still Meditations are written and hosted by Cindy L. Helton with podcast production by SoundGood Media.…
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Today we continue our Journey through Lent with a focus on Service. We consider the questions: Who do I find difficult to love or serve? What is one way I can overcome indifference by serving someone today? Scripture references: 1 Peter 4:10 and Matthew 25:35-40 Daily Still Meditations are written and hosted by Cindy L. Helton with podcast producti…
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As a meditation teacher who has been meditating for more than twenty years, it’s fair to say that I’ve learned a great deal about the practice. I’ve learned what does and doesn’t work. I’ve learned the pitfalls that hold people back from progressing in meditation. And I’ve learned one of most fundamental mistakes people make.… Continue reading I Wa…
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If you want to get in the zone and experience Flow State, meditation is just what the doctor ordered. In this guide, I’ll reveal the secrets that pro athletes use to “lock in” and to get into flow, and a special guided meditation to help you experience that same state of flow today. What Is… Continue reading Meditation For Flow: Get In The Zone…
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An invitation of Returning - A Journey through Lent During this season of Lent, you’re invited to join The Daily Still Podcast each Monday for a Journey of Returning to God through meditation and personal reflection. We will offer six meditations that correspond with the six weeks of Lent. A great place to start this journey, is to ask yourself: Wh…
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As a meditation teacher many people ask me how to make meditation a lifestyle. The allure of doing so is immediately apparent. Imagine spending your whole life with the same feeling of calm that you get when you meditate, no more stress or anxiety, just inner peace and serenity. Does it sound too good to… Continue reading Imagine If Meditation Were…
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Today, as we complete Season 7 of The Daily Still Podcast, we offer you space to ponder and rediscover Christ’s presence in your life as we reflect upon our continuing journey of faith. In Luke 24 we read the story of two disciples walking along the road together discussing Jesus’ death and questioning what they believed. Then a divine encounter oc…
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In the Church calendar, the time from the Monday after Pentecost until the first Sunday of Advent is called ordinary time. We can look at this season as a time of living out our faith in the ordinary or routine moments of life. Today we look at a familiar story in Mark 16 where three women are going to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. An angel greet…
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This week we come together as a faith community to focus on “Pentecost and The Breath of God” with a favorite encore guest meditation by our friend, Olly Ryder, from Plymouth, England. Olly is an Anglican priest and church planter. Olly shares in his meditation that scripture tells us the breath or wind of God is a recurring picture of God’s Presen…
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This meditation focuses on practicing unrushed rhythms. Slowing down the pace of life, as well as the information we take in, promotes a quiet soul. Studies show, calm, quiet moments are a trigger to our brain — minimizing the body’s physical response to stress, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones. This produces better concentra…
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Creating intentional space to quiet our souls prepares an environment that is imperative for a healthy inner life, as well as our external lives. Stillness births transformation, a process that cannot be rushed. Change takes place slowly as we surrender to our Maker’s loving Grace. SCRIPTURES Psalm 131:2 ESV Psalm 46:10 CEV John 14:8 NIV Psalm 119:…
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We are honored to offer a special encore guest meditation by writer and poet Cole Arthur Riley. Cole is the New York Times best selling author of “This Here Flesh - Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories that Make Us.” In today’s podcast episode, Cole shares a meditative reading from the chapter of her book on Rest. We invite you to enter into a…
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Today’s meditation focuses on Psalm 145:5-6 and God as our Redeemer. The God of the Universe stepped down from glory and became human flesh in the person of Jesus - the “Redeemer and Savior” of the world. We are in the Easter season of the Church, known as “Eastertide.” As we participate in the seasons of the Church, we join with those who have gon…
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Today's meditation focuses on Psalm 96, Declaring the Glory of God, as we reflect upon the resurrection of Christ and make space for joy and celebration. We are in the Easter season of the Church called Eastertide, a period of 50 days of celebration that spans from Easter to Pentecost, proclaiming Christ’s victory over death. Christ is risen! Our S…
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“He is risen! He is risen indeed!” The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." - Matthew 28:5-6 On Easter Sunday, all sorrow of holy week is turned to joy and praise. Holy Week reveals contrasts: The crucifixion and the resurrection, de…
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"Wait on the mercy of your Lord Jesus Christ." - Jude 21 On this day, the Lord Jesus Christ lays in the tomb after his death on the cross. But God is always at work behind the scenes and beyond what we can see or imagine. And so we wait in hope of the glorious resurrection. What are you waiting for in your life and hoping to be true? "I wait quietl…
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Today we look at the cross and remember the price Jesus paid, as He took our sin upon Himself. "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5 NIV As Jesus continued his journey through passion week, His throne would be a cr…
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The Last Supper, shared by Jesus and His disciples, is commemorated on this Holy Thursday. This meal was rich in symbolic meaning. We are all invited to come together as one family, to the table of our Lord. Matthew 26:26-30 (NIV) - "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, sa…
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Matthew 26:6-13 NIV – (Jesus Anointed at Bethany) "While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have bee…
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On Holy Tuesday, the religious leaders tried to discredit Jesus' power and ultimate authority. But Jesus clearly states his deity and authority in John 14:6. He is the way, the truth and the life. He died so that we can have personal access to the Father. Jesus invites us to trust in Him. Silence and solitude is a place of resting and trusting in G…
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On Monday of Holy Week, Jesus tells his disciples – “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” - Matthew 21:21-22 Jes…
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Today we offer an encore Palm Sunday Meditation from our Holy Week Series. This meditation focuses on Psalm 121, known as a Psalm of Ascent. These Psalms were sung by Hebrew pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem and possibly while ascending the steps of the Temple. It’s remarkable to note, that Jesus and His disciples would have prayed and sung these …
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Today we hold space for grief. Grief, suffering, and loss touch all parts of our world in communal and personal ways. This week here in the United States, right in our hometown of Nashville, TN, we have experienced the tragedy and trauma of gun violence. We can become desensitized and unable to process so much tragic news. Often words alone seem in…
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Today we are pleased to present an encore guest meditation by Aaron Niequist. Aaron is a liturgist, writer, and pastor who recently graduated from General Theological Seminary in NYC. After leading worship at Mars Hill Church (Grand Rapids, MI) and Willow Creek Church (Barrington, IL), he created A New Liturgy - a collection of modern liturgical wo…
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Today is a special episode celebrating 1,000,000 downloads! We are so grateful to you our Daily Still community from all over the world who have tuned in and made this possible. We began the podcast, 180 episodes and almost 4 years ago, with the desire to help others recognize the voice of God in their own life. In this episode, host Cindy Helton w…
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The Daily Still Podcast is celebrating 1,000,000 listener downloads! We’re so incredibly thankful to you, our listening community! Next week we’re planning a special episode to celebrate this milestone and we’d love to have you be a part of it! If you have any questions you’d like to ask our host, Cindy Helton, or if you’d like to share how these m…
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In this week’s meditation, Jesus addresses the topic of worry. We can’t escape fear and worry in this world. Fear causes us to try and attempt to control our circumstances. This subconsciously leads to not trusting that God is in control. Jesus teaches us to release our fears and trust HIm, and turn from anxious thoughts towards faith. Scripture Re…
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This week’s meditation looks at revival, both personal and in the Church as a whole. We are in the Lenten Season of the Church, a season set apart for the purpose of returning to God and paying attention to Divine Presence in our lives. Lent is a journey of grace, allowing us to follow the way of Jesus. We are invited to personally bear witness to …
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In the Sermon on the Mount, after Jesus told his followers not to worry, he then instructed them to seek first the Kingdom of God above all else. There seems to be a connection between not worrying and Kingdom living. Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is now. It’s a particular level of human consciousness in our every day living and thinking tha…
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This week’s meditation continues with the Sermon on the Mount, which is a collection of the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. Find a quiet space, calm the noise around you and within you, as you listen to these words of Jesus. Consider what penetrates your heart and how you you might be encouraged to respond to this teaching.…
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This week we focus on the words of Jesus given in his sermon on the mount. Jesus taught a counter-cultural way of living that brings joy and blessing, comfort and peace. As you listen to Jesus, picture yourself as part of the crowd sitting on the hillside that day. Do you come up close to the teacher, or do you remain further back in the crowd? Lis…
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The Supernatural, Divine Presence of Jesus brings hope in the waiting. Courage in our fears. Strength in our weakness. Confidence in our doubts. Comfort in our hardships. Rest in our weariness. Guidance on our journey. Love with us always. Jesus in us. For us. Guiding us. Today we invite you to join us in meditating upon breath prayers of affirmati…
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“You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time.” Matthew 28:20 ERV Last words are important. As Jesus days on earth were coming to an end, He often told His disciples of what was to come. His words were important for His followers to hold onto in times of fear and doubt and loneliness. “Remember, I a…
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Today we meditate upon a well known parable of Jesus. In the Bible, new wine is often symbolic of the Holy Spirit’s work in our life. Jesus wants to do new things in us and through us, His vessels. (Matthew 9:16-17) Take whatever space is necessary to reflect upon what God is saying to you. You may want to pause or relisten to give yourself the tim…
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This meditation focuses on the words of Jesus in John 15. Jesus tells us He is the True Vine and Source of Life. Take whatever space is necessary to reflect upon what God is saying to you. You may want to pause or relisten to give yourself the time you need to reflect or journal. As you reflect on the past week…. Where did you notice the life-givin…
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Thank you for listening to The Daily Still Podcast and Happy New Year! If you would like to help support our podcast, we now have Venmo and Paypal options. All donations are greatly appreciated and go directly towards production costs, and will allow us to continue to offer free meditations without advertisting. Support The Daily Still Podcast via …
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Merry Christmas! We are excited to be returning with all new meditations on January 2, 2023! Join us for Season 7 each Monday as we reflect on "The Words of Jesus." And in the meantime, enjoy this encore musical Christmas meditation, featuring holiday songs from the artist J. Lauren, who happens to be host Cindy Helton’s daughter and The Daily Stil…
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Join us for an all new season of The Daily Still beginning Monday, January 2, 2023! In the meantime, please enjoy this encore Christmas meditation. Merry Christmas! Let us prepare our hearts in anticipation of Christ’s birth. The stories and scriptures may be familiar, but there is always more to ponder. This meditation focuses on Mary’s story and …
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Practicing stillness is about learning to hear God and become in tune with our true selves. It’s a willingness to slow down and pay attention…to surrender to the mystery of… God’s transforming Presence. In this place of loving communion, we let go of our expectations and rest in the grace of our relationship as dearly loved children of God. We find…
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In this episode of the podcast, we’ll consider what it looks like to practice the presence of God in the ordinary moments of our life. The Christian Church celebrates 7 distinct seasons in the Church calendar year. The season begins with advent, then Christmas, Ephiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Ordinary time. In our daily lives, we keep track …
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This week we focus on The Breath of God and Pentecost with a special guest meditation by Olly Ryder from Plymouth England. Olly is an Anglican priest and church planter, and runs a city centre resource church with his wife, Ali. Olly shared Christian meditation has helped him slow down and tap into more stillness, silence and solitude, experiencing…
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Today we offer a meditation on Grieving a Tragedy. Here in the United States, we have recently experienced the pain and trauma of gun violence in an elementary school in Texas, a grocery store in New York, and a church in California. We can become desensitized and unable to process so much tragic news. Often words alone seem inadequate. We need sil…
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Today’s meditation focuses on a medley of Psalms expressing a longing for more of God. As you join us in this practice of Christian meditation, know you’re being drawn by Divine Love. So we come as a response to this Divine invitation. How do we begin? Simple with sincerity of desire. God always gives us His undivided attention. In this space, we t…
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This meditation focuses on Psalm 23 and Psalm 63. Both Psalms are written by David, the shepherd. As you ponder these Psalms, notice the personal nature of the Psalmist’s relationship to God. Psalm 23 is known as The Shepherd’s Psalm. What beautiful hope is found in the promise of God as our Shepherd and Guide, pursuing us all the days of our lives…
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This is a special bonus episode and conversation on stillness with New York Times best selling author Cole Arthur Riley. Cole is a writer, poet and the author of “THIS HERE FLESH: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories that Make Us." Cole is also the creator of Black Liturgies, a hugely popular and important Instagram space. This conversation is …
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