stillness

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on suffering, freedom, stillness, and now


True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at this moment.

This inner alignment with Now is the end of suffering. Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no.

If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. You would not be reading this now. Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose.

Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on stillness, relationships, meditation, being, words, and thoughts

Most human interactions are confined to the exchange of words — the realm of thought. It is essential to bring some stillness, particularly into your close relationships.

No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.

If spacious stillness is missing, the relationship will be dominated by the mind and can easily be taken over by problems and conflict. If stillness is there, it can contain anything.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on self, stillness, and world

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on boredom, mind, practice, stillness, self, and anger

The mind exists in a state of "not enough" and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with mind, you get bored and restless very easily. Boredom means the mind is hungry for more stimulus, more food for thought, and its hunger is not being satisfied.

When you feel bored, you can satisfy the mind's hunger by picking up a magazine, making a phone call, switching on the TV, surfing the web, going shopping, or — and this is not uncommon — transferring the mental sense of lack and its need for more to the body and satisfy it briefly by ingesting more food.

Or you can stay bored and restless and observe what it feels like to be bored and restless. As you bring awareness to the feeling, there is suddenly some space and stillness around it, as it were. A little at first, but as the sense of inner space grows, the feeling of boredom will begin to diminish in intensity and significance. So even boredom can teach you who you are and who you are not.

You discover that a "bored person" is not who you are. Boredom is simply a conditioned energy movement within you. Neither are you an angry, sad, or fearful person. Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not "yours," not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go.

Nothing that comes and goes is you.
"I am bored." Who knows this?
"I am angry, sad, afraid." Who knows this?
You are the knowing, not the condition that is known.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on stillness, peace, and meditation

When you’re with stillness, you merge on some level with everything around you. You can’t pin-point where it’s coming from. From inside? From outside? Where? It just is. It is just this moment of peace and stillness. This is what you should be experiencing in your meditation. When you become very good at it, you will have the stillness with you all the time. It doesn’t leave. It never leaves. It is constantly with you—a sense of being. A sense of completion. And a sense of silence. A level of peace is with you at all times.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on attachments, desires, ocean, rivers, mind, and stillness

Waters from many rivers continually flow into the ocean but the ocean never overfills.
In a like manner, desires and attachments constantly flow into the mind of the Illuminated One, but he or she , like the ocean in its deepest depths, is totally still and never disturbed.

Bhagavad Gita

Source: Bhagavad Gita - chapter 2: the Path of Knowledge - verse 70

Contributed by: Zoef

A Quote by Endless Song on you are, love, peace, god, truth, freedom, and stillness

Society as That


All children crying tonight
Stop and be still
You are Love


All teenagers lost in fear
Stop and be Still
You are Peace


All Mothers praying for healing
Stop and be still
You are God


All fathers pushing to make it
Stop and be still
You are It


And all lost ones in thought
Stop and be very still
You are Truth


All nations fighting to be free
Stop and be still
You are already Freedom


Know This in Stillness

It is You.

Mike Smith

Source: Selling Nails On The Beach: An Original Collection OF Reiki Poems

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Do Hyun Choe on stillness, movement, life, and love

Stillness is what creates Love
Movement is what creates Life
To be still
Yet still moving -
That is everying.

Do Hyun Choe

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Morgan Freeman on stillness and present

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.

Morgan Freeman

Contributed by: Amy

A Quote by Terry Tempest Williams on wilderness, awakening, silence, stillness, grace, and divinity

“To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the pause within our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace.

Terry Williams

Contributed by: evelyn

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