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Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 3:58 PM
Subject: The Art of Stillness....
By Ms. A.J.
The Art of
cultural values, many of which result from
ascribing to the well-known "work
ethic", often only lend
worth or credibility to activity and being
What do you often think if you see someone, in the middle
day, or any time, just sitting in the park, sitting on a
mall bench? Do you
judge them? Do you think that they
should be doing something ...
anything? Do you judge
yourself this way?
Making time to sit and be
still is so important. Down time
helps us to think, to feel, to understand,
to learn and often
times it is the vehicle of rest, relaxation, and much
I will set aside time to do nothing. Doing nothing is
in and of itself,
Practise the art of being still. Sit and
contemplate the stars or the
clouds. Joy surrounds us and we are often too
busy to notice and
to let it in.
Discover how much energy and
renewed spirit will come from
the art of simply being ... being
The art of being still is the recognition of the value of silence,
our own breath and all the richness that exists in the nothingness
the fullness of just being.