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Being Still

This pelican was just sitting still and I was able to take a series of photos.

Pure magic! Pelican on Pelican Point © Suzie Cheel

Being still was the underlying theme of last week’s A New Earth class. In our busy lives sometimes we forget to find time to be still.

Eckhart left us with the exercise to do a simple meditation I AM don’t fill in the blank. Just allow stillness to be there.

‘Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation.’ Stillness is really another word for space. Becoming conscious of stillness whenever we encounter it in our lives will connect us with the formless and timeless dimension within ourselves,that which is beyond thought, beyond ego. it maybe the stillness that pervades the world of nature or the stillness in your room in the early hours of the morning, or the silent gaps between sounds.Stillness has no form – that is why through thinking we cnnot become aware of it. thought is form. Being aware of stillness means to be still. becoming aware of stillness means to be still. to be still is to be conscious without thought. You are never more essentially, more deeply, yourself than when you are still. When you are still, you are who you were before you temporarily assumed this physical and mental form called a person. You are also who you will be when the form dissolves. When you are still, you are who you are beyond your temporal existence: consciousness—unconditioned, formless, eternal”

-Eckhart Tolle .A New Earth Chapter 8. The Discovery Of Inner Space

One of the exercises for this week is to make times during you day to be still.This is something I do each morning before I get up, just breathing in and out, concentrating just on the breath. Now I need to make other times to just

Invite stillness into your life. This will be expand who your truly are.

Do you spend time in stillness? Do you get off ” Get off the hamster wheel!” as Elizabeth Lesser asked last week.

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