stillness

My greatest wealth is the deep stillness

My greatest wealth is the deep
stillness
in which I strive and grow
and win what the world cannot take
from me with fire or sword.

~ Goethe

I will be still, and let the earth be still with me

I will be still, and let the earth
be still with me. And in that
stillness find the Peace of God,
that dwells within my heart.

~ A COURSE IN MIRACLES

To draw a little nearer to such ubiquity by remaining still

... the silence in the mind
is when we live best, within
listening distance of the silence we call God ...
It is a presence, then,
whose margins are our margins;
that calls us out over our own fathoms.

What to do, but to draw a little nearer
to such ubiquity by remaining still?

~ from COLLECTED LATER POEMS by R. S. Thomas

Be still and empty

Be still and empty
God shall fill you
with far greater fullness
than you could ever
wish or will.

~ Angelus Sileshis, with thanks to Ruth Shrader

Everyday at dawn and often throughout the day

Everyday at dawn and often throughout the day, I go back to the quiet place where my inner Voice strengthens and infuses my speaking voice. Whether my work is with troubled teens who fight at my city's local high school or with rebels in the Philippines, I go to my inner Voice for refuge and support. If I hear, "Be still and know I am God," then, I know that I am centered and ready for partnership with the Spirit.

~ from A MANTLE OF ROSES by Virginia Swain

As long as the soul is not still there can be no vision

As long as the soul is not still there can be no vision, but when stillness has brought us into the presence of God, then another sort of silence, much more absolute, intervenes: the silence of a soul that is not only still and recollected but which is overawed in an act of worship by God's presence.

~ From LIVING PRAYER by M. Anthony Bloom
Living Prayer
By Anthony Bloom

The cat was much stiller than I

I saw Nuri sitting in meditation so motionless that not even one hair moved. I asked,
"From whom did you learn such deep meditation?"
"I learned it from a cat waiting by a mouse hole.
The cat was much stiller than I.

~ Shibli

To be still is to be alive

To be still is to be alive in a whole new way.

~ Anonymous

In silence and stillness God's energy will become yours

When you slow yourself down and emanate peaceful, tranquil thoughts, you actually send the anxiety and stress out of your life. Similarly, when you meditate you bring God's silent love into your present moments. In silence and stillness God's energy will become yours. By slowing your mind and other thoughts, you allow the fastest vibrations of spirit to enter. That faster vibration is one of harmony, love, and peace.

~ from THERE'S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM by Wayne Dyer

January 1998 (Vol. XI, No. 1)

Gentle blessings to each of you in this new year, dear friends! May you find times in STILLNESS and SILENCE to nurture the Sanctuary within. In this Sacred Space, you can retreat any time to rest and just be.

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