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"A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you
It will come again.
Be still.
~ Theodore Roethke


Stillness in stillness is not the real stillness. Only when there is stillness in movement can the spiritual rhythm appear which pervades heaven and earth. ~ Taoist Saying

I discovered the middle path of stillness within speed, calmness within fear, and I held it longer and quieter than ever before. ~ Steve McKinney

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. ~ Indira Gandhi

There is nothing in all creation so like God as stillness. ~ Meister Eckhart

When there is no more separation between "this" and "that," it is called the still-point of the Tao. At the still point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things. ~ Chuang Tzu

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us, that they may see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet. ~ William Butler Yeats

Be on your guard against a silent dog and still water. ~ Latin Proverb

The sun has stood still, but time never did. ~ Thomas Fuller

In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourself and be still. Wait upon God, and feel his good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day's business. ~ William Penn

The secret of the receptive/Must be sought in stillness;/Within stillness there remains/The potential for action. ~ Zhou Xuanjiing

Being told to sit still and enjoy myself is logically incompatible. ~ Leslie Glendower Peabody

Compose yourself in stillness, draw your attention inward and devote your mind to the Self. The wisdom you seek lies within. ~ Bhagavad Gita

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind. ~ Chuang Tzu

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

Be still. In that focus, all else comes into focus. In that rift in my routine, the universe falls into alignment. ~ Philip Yancey, Prayer Does It Make a Difference

So I encourage my clients to step back and use a term I call "stillpower," which means don't push ahead but rather be still. The feelings that come will be of ease, clarity, and responsiveness. ~ Garret Kramer

You see more sitting still than chasing after. ~ Jonathan Franzen, theguardian.com

True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. ~ Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. ~ Meister Eckhart, Power of Now