Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. - Morgan Freeman
Take time each day to seek out stillness, to find that sacred spot.
Let your mind and soul be at ease.
Don’t grasp and grab for the magic and miracles.
When you reside in that place of stillness, the joy, miracles, and magic you’re seeking will find you.
~ Melodie Beattie
“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
“The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.” – Bruce Lee
“If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.” – Aldous Huxley
“If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.” – Chuang Tzu
“The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will be the ultimate Word from God.” – Jim Elliot
“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.” – Amy Carmichael
“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.” – D.H. Lawrence
“Bring yourself back to the point quite gently. And even if you do nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back a thousand times, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour would be very well employed.” – ST. FRANCIS DE SALES, ON MEDITATION
“You become what you think about all day long and those days eventually become your lifetime.” – Wayne Dyer
“It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.” – Gandhi
Sshhhhh… Listen closely… Ever so closely and still. For even closed doors may whisper unto us a secret, and even dead-ends may point us closer to pathways we’ve long been searching for. – Joyce, itakeoffthemask.com
You must rest, O soul, to receive your heart’s desire. Slow the beating of your heart over concerns for your personal care. Place the storm of your individual troubles on God’s altar of everyday trials, and the same night, the Lord will appear to you. His rainbow will extend across the subsiding flood, and in your stillness you will hear the everlasting music. – Streams in The Desert
I am Your Rock, higher than the brutal billows of the sea. Stand on Me and no storm shall cause you to fall. I shall be your fortress, your high tower, your ever present shield. Walk by faith, not by sight. Your eyes shall see turmoil all around you, but your faith shall feel the calm that I bless you with today. – Bo Sanchez, Embraced
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
-Psalm 91 (NIV)
“Be still, and know that I am God…”-Psalm 46
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