It’s Time to Embrace Your Quiet Knowing

mug on blue table, blog post from Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at

You have a quiet knowing deep within that has always been present.

It’s there.

It has always been there.

It will always be there.

It winds through the dusky-dawn junctions of knowing and not knowing.

It’s of you. And in you.

And circling through you.


Your quiet knowing that has always been present.

But sometimes, without realizing it, you stop its flow.

With worries.

With comparisons.

With harsh words.

With self-judgment.

With hollow advice.

With nagging criticism.

And yet, it prevails.

This quiet knowing that has always been present.

Constant. Faithful. Dependable.

As dependable as the sun rising and setting.



For the day when you put aside the comparisons and harsh words and advice.

The day when you come home to yourself, and your quiet knowing.

The quiet knowing that has always been present.

words, wisdom is your quiet knowing, blog post by therapist Patty Bechtold

I originally wrote and published this poem on 11/9/2012 at Living Deep Studio

Would you like to hear me read it to you?


blue sky, clouds, words_ you have a quiet knowing deep within that has always been preset

Patty Bechtold

Patty Bechtold

Welcome. I'm a Santa Rosa therapist and life coach, and I help women who feel like something’s missing in their lives or themselves. I specialize in self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, life transition, and women's groups. On this blog I write about different approaches to help you find your way back to your deepest wisdom. Thank you for being here.