One of the gifts of the experience of stillness is that you can embrace your life more as a journey. You may become less fearful about not knowing what is around the next bend. Your journey can become more imbued with curiosity, wonder, and more life—you can come to appreciate meandering or wandering along life’s pathways. There may be less need for “Six easy steps to wisdom and immortality”. Rather, you may feel free to create and discover your own pathways, drawing from the ordinary wisdom, both within yourself—and in those around you. In the coming entries on this blog you are invited to explore pathways to stillness that fit “your” life.
Stillness is an experience, not an idea. Sometimes you need to do something, or sometimes you need to do nothing. The way to stillness is through calming down, quieting what has been called the “monkey mind.” In this Blog, as in my book, I invite you to simply show up and let stillness happen. Stillness finds you more than you find it. It has its own rules. Nevertheless, you can create conditions that will make it more likely that you will experience stillness. Like electricity, you do not need to understand stillness to experience its benefits. It is mostly about showing up. The payoff is that you may find rest—and a gentler, softer connection between you and the world around you.
Pathways to Stillness Blog
My Blog is about how you can discover your own Pathways to Stillness, and why that is so valuable to your life. We will explore what it means to lose and regain our sense of “our story” in the midst and aftermath of loss—negative beliefs about aging and how we can make them more positive, and the many benefits reaped by creating a refuge of stillness within.