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Stillness Speaks
    #3176677 - 09/24/04 10:13 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseperable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.

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Stillness is your essential nature. What is stillness? The inner space or awareness in which the words on this forum are being perceived and become thoughts. Without that awareness, there would be no perception, no thoughts, no world.

You are that awareness, disguised as a person.

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The equivalent of external noise is the inner noise of thinking. The equivalent of external silence is inner stillness.

Whenever there is some silence around you ? listen to it. That means just notice it. Pay attention to it. Listening to silence awakens the dimension of stillness within yourself, because it is only through stillness that you can be aware of silence.

See that in the moment of noticing the silence around you, you are not thinking. You are aware, but not thinking.

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When you become aware of silence, immediately there is that state of inner still alertness. You are present. You have stepped out of thousands of years of collective human conditioning.

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Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.

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When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself. You connect with it at a very deep level. You feel a oneness with whatever you perceive in and through stillness. Feeling the oneness of yourself with all things is true love.

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Silence is helpful, but you don?t need it in order to find stillness. Even when there is noise, you can be aware of the stillness underneath the noise, of the space in which the noise arises. That is the inner space of pure awareness, consciousness itself.

You can become aware of awareness as the background to all your sense perceptions, all your thinking. Becoming aware of awareness is the arising of inner stillness.

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Any disturbing noise can be helpful as silence. How? By dropping your inner resistance to the noise, by allowing it to be as it is, this acceptance also takes you into that realm of inner peace that is stillness.

Whenever you deeply accept this moment as it is ? no matter what form it takes ? you are still, you are at peace.

Pay attention to the gap ? the gap between two thoughts, the brief, silent space between words in a conversation, between the notes of a piano or flute, or the gap between the in-breath and out-breath.

When you pay attention to those gaps, awareness of ?something? becomes ? just awareness. The formless dimension of pure consciousness arises from within you and replaces identification with form.

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True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to a problem are found.

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Is stillness just the absence of noise and content? No, it is intelligence itself ? the underlying consciousness out of which every form is born. And how could that be separate from who you are?

The form that you think you are came out of that and is being sustained by it.

It is the essence of all galaxies and blades of grass; of all flowers, trees, birds, and all other forms.

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Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world.

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When you look at a tree or a human being in stillness, who is looking? Something deeper than the person. Consciousness is looking at its creation.

In the Bible, it says that God created the world and saw that it was good. That is what you see when you look from stillness without thought.

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Do you need more knowledge? Is more information going to save the world, or faster computers, more scientific or intellectual analysis? Is it not wisdom that humanity needs most at this time?

But what is wisdom and were is it to be found? Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.

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Re: Stillness Speaks [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3177787 - 09/25/04 03:15 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

woah that was really weird too..

keep the big rocks rollin


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Re: Stillness Speaks [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3178042 - 09/25/04 05:04 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself.

How can one lose touch with something that it was never in contact with?


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Re: Stillness Speaks [Re: Swami]
    #3178053 - 09/25/04 05:09 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

dude, why don't you read what he wrote and enjoy it as beautiful... oh well, SOMEONE has to make the smartass remark ... and please, I mean this not as an attack .. :peace:


:thumbup: skorpivo, I feel ya man, awesome thoughts


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Re: Stillness Speaks [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3178757 - 09/25/04 01:42 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

"How can one lose touch with something that it was never in contact with? "

Your always in contact with it, some people just have it more on the surface then others.


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Re: Stillness Speaks [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3178762 - 09/25/04 01:43 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Nice one SM :smile:


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Re: Stillness Speaks [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3208778 - 10/03/04 02:18 AM (13 years, 23 days ago)

I have really been meaning to get back on this as it is an awesome read.  :grin:


Experiencing silence was one the best lessons mushrooms taught me. 

and not only a noticing of creation, but also appreciating it. 

"Silence is helpful, but you don?t need it in order to find stillness. Even when there is noise, you can be aware of the stillness underneath the noise, of the space in which the noise arises. That is the inner space of pure awareness, consciousness itself."

this is another awesome point.  sillness is not the same as silence.  thought I do think silence can help hehe.

hehe I can't really add anything, and that might be a good thing :wink:


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Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie


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