Fw: The Art of Stillness....
- ----- Original Message -----From: KellySent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 3:58 PMSubject: The Art of Stillness....By Ms. A.J. Mahari
The Art of Stillness
Our assimilated cultural values, many of which result from
ascribing to the well-known "work ethic", often only lend
worth or credibility to activity and being busy.
What do you often think if you see someone, in the middle
of the 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 needed
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 still.
The art of being still is the recognition of the value of silence, nature,
our own breath and all the richness that exists in the nothingness of
the fullness of just being.