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We often find it hard to sit still – physically and mentally. It seems like the most difficult thing to do. But when we do, it usually only lasts for a few moments, till we find ourselves fidgeting and unable to sit still any longer. In that moment, the need to do something or go somewhere arises or our mind wanders into ten different thoughts simultaneously.
These thoughts range from thoughts about food to things we need to do, or from the things we forgot to do to all the worries in our life. The list goes on, with the same old relentless thoughts but with slight variations each day.
But when we allow ourselves to experience a few moments of silence, without force and through genuine relaxation, we feel a sense of calmness and peace that we have been deeply yearning.
“Real peace and happiness can be experienced only when the pendulum of the mind stops swinging altogether. From that stillness ensues real peace and bliss. This state of perfect stillness is verily the essence of life.”(Amma – Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, 2014)
And as we allow ourselves to go deeper into the silence, our worries and thoughts slowly quieten and dissipate.
Here, in this moment of complete silence, the stillness within and surrounding us can be felt. Where inner joy and laughter are found, emanating through every vibration across all of creation.
Where the feeling of oneness begins, connecting us to all beings, to the very source of all. To where your inner self can be found, waiting to be set free.
“There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself.”(Guy Finley)
So, take some time every day, in a way that works best for you, to be completely still in the silence.
“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.”(Lao Tzu)
That is where you will find the answers you have been seeking. Where you will find the source of all infinite knowledge waiting for you and where the secrets of the universe can be found, in all its glory.
“When thoughts are reduced, power of the mind and its subtlety increases, tunes with the Universe. Then you can see the realms beyond the common understanding. When the mind is pure and quiet it becomes one with the universal mind. That mind is like a mirror. The secrets of the Universe will be revealed there.”(Amma – Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)
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