Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Being in Stillness

There are many battles to be fought and many issues that surround us and if one wants to continue to fight the injustices in the world, then one needs a way to find inner strength and peace. Here is one approach: Find stillness in life around you

If you find  yourself in stillness, you may feel connected to everything. Being in stillness allows one to touch the very fabric of life and allows one to participate in its unfolding, moment to moment. All truly creative acts and inspirations come from stillness. Can you imagine a more creative place to be than where the universe births itself right in front of you? Poets describe this Heaven in different ways. William Blake's poem speaks to this.

When you experience yourself in stillness - that is, when you give your undivided attention to experiencing the truth about you - you will experience the conflict-free, calm, dynamic peace of perfectly centered abundant life energy. This exquisite peace deep within you is actually the harmony of oneness felt within you as you. It is the phenomenological feeling-tone of Being, or Existence, and it is the truest thing about who you are. When you experience the peace within you, you will spontaneously undergo a fundamental transformation in the way you think about yourself and how you see the world.   Nothing will seem quite the same ever again.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
The first level of stillness is about being with yourself in order to know yourself. This is accomplished by being wide awake and aware as you deliberately relax into yourself. The idea is to consciously enter into a state wherein you temporarily suspend everything you think you know about who you are, including anything you have ever been taught, and simply be attentive to what's going on right there where you are. You practice being quiet, both physically and mentally, as you pay attention to the sensations in your body, the various thoughts in your mind, and your current experience of being conscious and alive.

The second level of stillness involves living your daily life with this new and growing inner certainty of who you really are. in other words, meditation in action. This is not always easy, and it takes a little getting used to, for it means staying in touch with the deepest truth about yourself in the midst of daily life. This involves continually letting go of the judgments, evaluations, and contradictory opinions about yourself that arise in your mind throughout the day and in your relationships with other people. You do this by staying centered in your peace.

No comments:

Post a Comment