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Be Still—How an Individual Applied the One80 Life™ Lens

Be still and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

A One80 Life™ client (who is also a coach) recently downloaded and applied the One80 Life™ Lens to bring Psalm 46:10 into focus. She gave me permission to share the note she sent to me:


Hi Diane,

Thanks for giving me and others access to the Lens! I’m excited to use this with my coaching clients; but I used it for myself today as I read Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God.” Here’s what came pouring out as I asked myself the 3 questions the Lens offers…

For me, it's really difficult to be still. Call me the Energizer Bunny who doesn't need a Red Bull at 3pm to make it to the end of the day. That's how I'm wired. 

It's a blessing and a curse.

Sometimes my energy overwhelms other people—making relationships difficult to navigate. Sometimes that’s the least of my worries.

Sometimes my energy is seen as "trying too hard."

But when I stop and ask myself:

1) How does being still help me and others connect more intimately with God?

2) How does being still help me and others connect to Others in healthy ways?

3) How does being still help me and others connect to True Self?


The answers are simple.

1) When I quiet my spirit, I can more clearly hear the Voice of God.

2) When I slow down (in thought and speech), others can more clearly hear the point I'm trying to make more quickly.

3) When I stop to really think: I know that at my core, I'm highly energetic. It's part of who I am, and I'm reminded that it's okay to be me. I'm enough.


What about you?

How does Psalm 46:10 and the concept of being still help you connect with God, Others and your True Self?

How can you use the One80 Life™ Lens to bring a Scripture, a decision or any other factor of your life into focus?

Diane Dotson

Diane is the founder of One80 Life.
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