Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Still Point

Try this slight adjustment in perception as you move through your day: Notice that the breath always arises out of stillness, and returns back again to stillness. Feel how the inhale comes up from this stillness, and how the exhale draws you down into the stillness.

The stillness is always there, waiting to be experienced any time you need it - always just a half a breath away.

Enjoy these moments of stillness in the midst of all the rushing around.

From Four Quartets, by T.S. Eliot:

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.

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