Focus Word: Stillness

“Be still and know that I am GOD…
Be still and know that I AM…
Be still and KNOW…

Six Line Prayer by Josh Baran based on Psalm 46


“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 (c.360 BC – c. 275 BC)


“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal.  This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.”

-Eckhart Tolle


“Waters from many rivers continually flow into the ocean but the ocean never overfills.
In a like manner, desires and attachments constantly flow into the mind of the Illuminated One, but he or she , like the ocean in its deepest depths, is totally still and never disturbed.”

-Bhagavad Gita


“Through return to simple living Comes control of desires. In control of desires Stillness is attained. In stillness the world is restored.”

-Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)