The Quiet Room

The quiet room is a place I go to where I can get in touch with my quite self. It is a somewhat barren room with just an old leather chair. The windows have no curtains so I can look out into my garden.

The water on the lake is still and reflects the morning sun. You can see the ducks and geese swimming on the lake. The birds are coming in for their morning feeding. Their songs a symphony of sound that makes you pause and listen.

The quiet room is where I sit and embrace the calm. The view and the sounds are only those that nature creates. It is a time to reach inside and feel the peace. I always hear that we need to get in touch with ourselves. I am not sure if that can truly describe the quite room but I do feel the calm and tranquility. I feel a powerful sense of confidence and I am reassured that I am ready to greet the day

I carry with me my knowledge, my tool box of skill sets learned and developed over a lifetime. You can feel the energy but it is a calm steady flowing current. I am ready to own my day, own my emotions and own how I treat the people I engage during this day. I am ready to embrace the now. It is time.

Point Of View:

We all have or should have a place we go to find our calm and reflect upon the things that make us who we are. We need this place to get ourselves ready, our emotional content ready, to get our body relaxed and to go into the world with our best self present. How we own this process, own our actions and emotions daily are a direct response to how our thoughts and emotions align. We must decide that we control our thoughts, actions and emotions. When we take the time consistently to sit quietly alone, when we go to our quiet place and connect we have prepared our best self to greet the world. When we have clarity of mind we are better in our personal life and in our business life. We make better decisions, present an inspiring energy and engage the people we meet and work in a more calm state of mind. We are better prepared to give and to receive life’s gifts.


Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
Awaken the possibilities … then unleash them. After 55 years of successful retail management, I have returned to my passion of writing. I write Poetry, Storytelling, and Short Stories. As a child, I grew up on front porch storytelling. I would sit and listen to my Dad and his brothers tell these great stories that were captivating, and I always wanted to hear more. I wanted to experience the things they talked about. I started writing at a young age and reading everything I could get my hands on. At twelve years old I started a storytelling group and several of my friends became writers or poets. At 16 I hopped box cars and worked the tobacco fields, orange groves, picked cotton, and spent many nights around a campfire listing to life stories. Someone once asked me why I wrote. It consumes an amazing amount of time and I assure you it is not going to make me rich. I write so that my children can touch and feel my words telling of the ones that came before us and the stories they told me. These are the chronicles of our family and even though they come from my childhood memories and are deeply rooted in a child’s remembrance at least they may feel what it was like in the time before them and cherish the things the elders left behind. I am a Columnist & Featured Contributor, BIZCATALYST360 and I have The Writers Café, a group on LinkedIn that features Poets, Writers, Artists, Photographers, and Musicians . On Facebook I have two groups and one page; Dirt Road Storytelling, From Abandoned To Rescue Dogs And Cats, and About Life, Love And Living. As writers, it is true that we honestly do not know what we hold within us until we unleash it. When our words inspire others only then will inspiration return to the writer. I will spend my twilight years in search of the next story, the next poem, and the next image. I will take the time to enjoy my Wife, our Dogs, and Cats, and our amazing new home and I will always find the time to walk down a dirt road I truly hope is that I never have to read another book on Leadership, be on a conference call or see another plan o gram as these were the tool for what I did in life and not about who I am.

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  1. We should all have a quiet place to retreat, take a break and reflect, because only this helps us to clarify what is happening around and within us. To put the world on pause to question yourself. To clean up the mind of the thousand junk that end up inside every day.
    This allows us to put aside what does not add value to our lives, to dedicate ourselves to the essential that is what is needed for things to be what they are, what gives meaning to what is, all that remains when we have removed the superfluous.
    And writing is a very useful exercise to listen to one’s life and plan the days to come. The problem is not really what to write or when to write, but to plan some time to think and then make a list of the things we want to remove from our lives and how we can do to remove them. To make room for essential things.

  2. The quiet room reminds of various meditation practices where you focus the mind. I’m not just talking about the mantras — I’m talking about how some meditation practices focus on visualization, allowing you to conjure things that are just not there. You can change the colours of the walls, create forests where you smell and feel the trees, or see and talk to people that just aren’t there. Of course it’s all illusions in your own mind, but even though they are illusions they still have a very positive impact on your emotions and your self esteem.

  3. A truly remarkable narration of the significance to bring peace in our lives. The daily humdrum takes a heavy toll on our psyche and the only way to rejuvenate is through the reminiscing process of a few solitary moments where we can be all by ourselves.

    Thank You, Larry Sir!