Stillness

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. It is the I Am that is deeper than name and form. ~Eckhart Tolle
Experience the core of stillness. Dive into it and surrender fully. In full surrender to stillness, you directly experience that to which the concept of God points. In that direct experience, you awaken from the dream of the mind and realize that concept of God points to who you truly are. ~Adyashanti
To realize the Self is to be still. ~Ramana Maharshi
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. ~Eckhart Tolle
In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am: unbound. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. ~Lao Tzu
Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. ~Lao Tzu
Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. ~Herman Hesse
We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. ~Taoist proverb
The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song. ~Ralph Blum
Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ~Hans Margolius
In order to best serve the moment, you have to be still long enough to hear what it is saying. ~Michael Jeffreys
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
Everything inside and around us wants to reflect itself in us. We don’t have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our heart. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
When you deeply accept this moment as it is–no matter what form it takes–you are still, you are at peace. ~Eckhart Tolle
When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence. ~Sri Aurobindo
When the mind is left with nothing to cling to, it becomes still. ~Ramana Maharshi
When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself. You connect with it at a very deep level. ~Eckhart Tolle
Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. ~Meister Eckhart
Be still and know that I am God. ~Psalm 46:10
Enter into the stillness inside your busy life. Become familiar with her ways. Grow to love her, feel [her] with all your heart and you will come to hear her silent music and become one with Love’s silent song. ~Noel Davis
It is like being in the desert. At first you listen to the absence of sounds and call it silence. Then suddenly you may be taken by the presence of stillness where you are one with listening itself. ~Jean Klein
The sorrows of duty,
Like the heat of the sun,
Have scorched your heart.

But let stillness fall on you
With its sweet and cooling showers,
And you will find happiness.
~Ashtavakra Gita 18:3

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
The secret of the receptive
Must be sought in stillness
Within stillness there remains
The potential for action.
~Zhou Xuanjing
Be still. In that focus, all else comes into focus. In that rift in my routine, the universe falls into alignment. ~Philip Yancey
Compose yourself in stillness, draw your attention inward and devote your mind to the Self. The wisdom you seek lies within. ~Bhagavad Gita
Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind rest at peace.
The ten thousand things rise and fall
while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish
and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of nature. ~Lao Tzu
In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourself and be still. Wait upon God, and feel his good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day’s business. ~William Penn
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. ~Indra Devi
A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part. ~Nisagardatta Maharaj
If you would keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It’s your restlessness that causes chaos. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
In a mind clear as still water,
even the waves, breaking,
are reflecting its light.
~Dogen Zenji
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table, and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. ~Franz Kafka
When one is perfectly still–mind and body, silent and alone–there is no personality to speak of, thus personality is one’s unique way of expression, it is what others see and know of us, nothing more or deeper than that.~Bernadette Roberts
We are often unprepared for life’s challenges and at times our reaction to certain individuals, instances, or events can leave us feeling ugly. Such feelings of ugliness can be pretty powerful, sometimes strong enough to cause us to lose sight of, and disconnect from, the innocence and beauty of our true essence. Slowing down and easing gradually into stillness while concentrating on the energy that fills our heart, the same energy that connects us to each other, will bring us back to the everlasting beauty of ourselves. ~Mary Dunlop
Be still, quiet and patient. There is only you. How can there be a distance between you and you? ~Jac O’Keefe
Ask the world to reveal its quietude —
not the silence of machines when they are still,
but the true quiet by which birdsongs,
trees, bellworts, snails, clouds, storms
become what they are, and are nothing else.
~Wendell Berry
All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest. ~Bayazid Al-Ristami
Be still and know yourself as the Truth you have been searching for.
Be still and let the inherent joy of that Truth capture your drama
and destroy it in the bliss of consummation.
Be still and let your life be lived by the purpose you were made for.
Be still and receive the inherent truth of your heart.
~Gangaji
A quiet mind married to integrity of heart is the birth of wisdom. ~Adyashanti
How do I become still?
By flowing with the stream.
~Lao Tzu
There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being. ~Mooji
Stop all doing and be still. Let the fire of stillness burn everything and reveal That which is Openness. ~Adyashanti
The quieter we are, the more patient and open we are in our sadnesses, the more deeply and serenely the new presence can enter us, and the more we can make it our own, the more it becomes our fate. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
What will happen in your life if you accept the invitation to stillness cannot be known … what can be known is you will have a larger capacity to truly meet whatever appears. ~Gangaji
As you rest into stillness more profoundly, awareness becomes free of the mind’s compulsive control, contractions, and identifications. Awareness naturally returns to its non-state of absolute unmanifest potential, the silent abyss beyond all knowing. ~Adyashanti
Attention pays attention to a lot of things, but when attention pays attention to attention, then there is a stillness, and that stillness introduces you to your Self. ~Mooji
The heart at rest sees a feast in everything. ~Hindi proverb
Assess not, compare not! Just be fully present and still, and let the Universe bless you abundantly with Peace and Eternal Love. ~Ernest Fokove
Man’s greatest strength is shown in standing still. ~Edward Young
We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us, that they may see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet. ~William Butler Yeats
Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source… We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open, only to discover what is already here. ~Henry Miller
In a quiet moment we can get an intuitive insight that can change our entire life and the lives of the people around us in incredibly positive ways. ~Elaine St James
When speech comes from a quiet heart, it has the strength of the orchid, and the fragrance of the rock. ~Stephen Mitchell
My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan
The greatest events–they are not our loudest but our stillest hours. ~Friedrich Nietzsche