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The Art of Stillness #1Word

Stillness?
What does that even mean?
Stillness?
No time for it now.
I’ve got deadlines to meet.
Places to go.
People to network with.
Stillness?
It makes me uncomfortable.
Stillness?
A luxury I can’t afford.
And yet…
Stillness
Is all I truly need
Today and everyday!

stillness
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Eliot

If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with. – Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

Not many years ago, it was access to information and movement that seemed our greatest luxury; nowadays it’s often freedom from information, the chance to sit still, that feels like the ultimate prize. – Pico Iyer, The Virtue of Stillness

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. – Helen
Keller

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. – Deepak Chopra

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

When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters. – Kristin Armstrong

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. – Gore Vidal

Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world. – Pico Iyer

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Happy to be linking in with The 1Word Blog Challenge. Held every Wednesday – the words given were ‘fake’ or ‘quiet’. I chose ‘quiet’.
The link up hosts are:
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons
Janine @ Confessions of A Mommyaholic
Marcia @ Blogitudes

7 Comments

  1. nabanita nabanita March 14, 2015

    Oh I want some time to off from the schedules and tasks… Stillness, yes I wouldn’t mind some of it right about now!
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  2. Marcia Marcia March 13, 2015

    This is beautiful, Corinne! I love your opening poem and the quotes you added! Stillness is quite often rare in happening these busy days, but it’s certainly a luxury that we all need to make more time to include in our lives. Quiet time is when I do my best thinking, writing, and recharging. If I go too long without it, everything I attempt to do seems to suffer as a result. I love and completely appreciate your wonderful post. Thank you!
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