Stillness Of The Mind Quotes

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Anthon St. Maarten
“Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

Nicole  Lyons
“I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.”
Nicole Lyons, Hush

“When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don't leave until you have captured its essence.”
Minor White

Lao Tzu
“When there is silence one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself”
Lao Tzu

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“The sacred stillness of your brilliant heart
has as the myriad wonders masqueraded.
But if you knew this secret from the start,
then you'd have quit this Game before you played it.”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal, A Light from the Shadows: Reflections on Oneness, Identity, and the Creation of Experience

Stephen Richards
“One can observe that such changes in the breath are the direct result of your reaction to thoughts. If you can simply dismiss the thoughts by giving them no value then the breathing will find its own medium and become subtle.”
Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

Alaric Hutchinson
“Learn to observe your emotions without needing to act or distract yourself from them. Within that stillness your truest most vulnerable thoughts will arise and it is these thoughts that will show you where your healing work must begin.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Andrew Cohen
“In order to answer the question “Who am I?”, in order to go back to before the beginning within your own experience, you have to put your attention on the deepest sense of what it feels like to be yourself right now, and simultaneously let everything else go. Letting go means falling so deeply into yourself that all that is left is empty space.

To discover that infinite depth in your own self, you must find a way to enter into a deep state of meditation—so deep that your awareness of thought moves into the background and eventually disappears. As your awareness detaches itself from the thought-stream, your identification with emotion and memory begins to fall away. When awareness of thought disappears, awareness of the passing of time disappears along with it. If you keep penetrating into the infinite depths of your own self, even your awareness of your own physical form will disappear.

If you go deep enough, letting your attention expand and release from all objects in consciousness, you will find that all the structures of the created universe begin to crumble before your eyes. Awareness itself—limitless, empty, pristine—becomes the only object of your attention.

As your attention is released from the conditioned mind-process, freed from the confines of the body and the boundaries of the personal self-sense, the inner dimension of your own experience begins to open up to an immeasurable degree. Imagine that you have been fast asleep in a small, dark chamber, then suddenly awaken to find yourself floating in the infinite expanse of a vast, peaceful ocean. That’s what this journey to the depths of your own self feels like. You become aware of a limitless dimension that you did not even know was there. Moments before, you may have experienced yourself as being trapped, a prisoner of your body, mind, and emotions. But when you awaken to this new dimension, all sense of confinement disappears. You find yourself resting in, and as, boundless empty space.

In that empty space, the mind is completely still; there is no time, no memory, not even a trace of personal history. And the deeper you fall into that space, the more everything will continue to fall away, until finally all that will be left is you. When you let absolutely everything go—body, mind, memory, and time—you will find, miraculously, that you still exist. In fact, in the end, you discover that all that exists is you!”
Andrew Cohen, Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening

Adam Oakley
“Sometimes you just have to turn off the lights, sit in the dark, and see what happens inside of you.”
Adam Oakley

“I began to understand that when a woman was looking at the sky, she wasn't looking for anything. She was just being still.”
A. Que, Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 104

“Stillness is the most powerful virtue against all odds in life.”
Aditya Ajmera

Amit Ray
“By quieting externally, you gain the space internally. Life is a flow - it goes on. Good or bad, it will always change.”
Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

Davidji
“We have between 60,000- and 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s a thought every 1.2 seconds…but we are not our thoughts – we have thoughts. Just like a cell phone is not our texts…it receives texts but they are not the phone. You have thoughts but you are not your thoughts.”
davidji, Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation

“Be comfortable with "Not getting to bottom of everything"

Sometimes unconsciously we must find out why this happened, who started what, how am I going to do this.
Have faith that things will work out, and be GOOD with knowing that some things are unexplainable.”
Matthew Donnelly

Jay Woodman
“Mindfulness & Meditation help focus on the moment while at the same time knowing we cannot capture that moment, we are in a flow of moments we let flow. We can watch moments in detail without being attached to them. Non-attachment to past & future stems from this practice. Worry about past or future is wasted energy, however we can observe the past & learn from it without agonising over it & trust ourselves to handle the future better. We can celebrate the opportunity to grow as we gain understanding from observation & experience. We can watch ourselves & avoid being caught up in over-reactions. "I am loved, right now, in this moment, I love, and am part of love itself. I am aware of myself at every level - the mental slowing gracefully to sense the spiritual within & all around, and the physical being still, or moving. I tune in to the flow of life in my body & the flow of life everywhere. I circulate love with each breath - from without to within & from within to all around.”
Jay Woodman

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Thought for the day: we have far too many of them. And we prize them too highly; more so than we do the power of silence, mindfulness and pure kindness.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

“All that moves exhausts itself eventually. Only that which is still is for always.”
Sadghuru

“The mind provides a person with the mental fortitude to survive any physical or spiritual crisis. For the present time, I am satisfying myself by building a little shop in the back of my mind, a place where stillness resides and a jangle of thoughts can come and visit. I am building a room of my own, a room that I can retreat to when needed, a place where I am always welcomed regardless of the trappings of this ordinary and finite life. I do not need much as far as earthy rewards, but I certainly will not spurn food, drink, companionship, love, affection, friendship, or other physical, emotional, spiritual, aesthetic, and sensuous pleasures that find their way to my humble doorstep.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Jay Woodman
“I honour the clarity of the present moment, and the stillness at the centre of being (mine & others), even in the midst of so much doing.”
Jay Woodman

Leland Lewis
“Stillness within,
Stillness around,
Still is the sky,
the trees,
and the ground...”
Leland Lewis, Random Molecular Mirroring

“I desire to establish a profound state of peacefulness, an imperturbable stillness of mind, an unconditioned mode of being that is free from mind contaminants of negative thoughts. I pray to undertake a productive emotional, intellectual, and spiritual journey seeking the highest level of personal realization that defines wholeness and finality. In stillness, a state of mental quietude, we enter the worldly womb of creativity.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Mala Naidoo
“In this worried rush, nobody stopped to see the sun appear over rooftops. Unnoticed beauty lost in the need to be everywhere, in every waking moment.”
Mala Naidoo, What Change May Come