Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” Hermann Hesse

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

“No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth.”  Lao Tzu

Lately, I’ve been feeling the pull to stop the words, to shut the door, to turn within, to just sit and be still. Do you have those moments when words seem too much? Do you feel drawn to the silent stream on the periphery of your mind’s eye? Just sit and be still…

“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.” D.H. Lawrence

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

The EaglesLearn To Be Still

“For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.” Bhagavad Gita

Learn To Be Still ~ The Eagles

It’s just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You’d give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will-
Learn to be still …

Fellow bloggers, Judith of Growing Younger Each Day in Words, Words and More Words, and Nancy of Spirit Lights The Way in The Real You, wrote posts today that touched on something that made me want to sit and be still. As we scuttle about talking, blogging, writing, who or what sustains our drive? the real you? When we chose words that empower us, do we choose tender, tranquil words, or limiting ones? Just sit and be still…

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lao Tzu

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.” Amy Carmichael

Kathy of Pocket Perspectives offered a post Believe in Yourself with a beautiful poem and mention of the beauty and creativity that quiet brings to her space. All of this and more, made me think about the need to retreat from the endless hustle and bustle that is a constant in our lives. Something inside us speaks to that space of quiet prayer, reflection, silence, stillness… Just sit and be still. More below…

“It is the stillness that will save and transform the world.” Eckhart Tolle

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

Reflections: Just Sit & Be Still…

Just sitting means just that. That ‘just’ endlessly goes against the grain of our need to fix, transform, and improve ourselves. The paradox of our practice is that the most effective way of transformation is to leave ourselves alone.The more we let everything be just what it is, the more we relax into an open, attentive awareness of one moment after another. Just sitting leaves everything just as it is. ~ Barry Magid, “Leave Yourself Alone

Another blogger friend, Rose of What’s Your Plaza wrote, Oh, Where, oh Where Have I Been?,  an eye-opening post about her blogging/writing journey and finding her way to her true calling. I love all my blogger friends and the wisdom each of you share daily/weekly. There are wonderful vignettes passed on and even when I might seem absent, the lessons are learned. Thank you all for your work of love. Other things are calling and I sense a new direction coming my way. For now, I’ll just sit and be still. What about you? What are your thoughts? Where do you find stillness? What helps you to retreat? Do you have quiet, meditative days? Do share! Thank you.

Positive Motivation Tip: Find that place of quiet and stillness and spend some time there; healing, creation and rejuvenation reside there.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection and/or Penmaenmawr beach sands, Lao Tzu, Vancouver Greek, Evening stillness, Morning stillness, Stillness, via Wikipedia Or Heaven by Nomadic Lass, via Flickr Some Stillness quotes from BestillNow.com

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

Elizabeth - Mirth and Motivation

Motivate. Elevate. Laugh. Live Positively… I am a mother of two, sister to many and a card-carrying certified optimist. My family and friends are golden because our love and trust is unequivocal. I've traveled, I've lived, I've had my share of happiness and hurt and I remain grateful for God's grace in my life...

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