Finding Calm:

by Carole Bourne

Be still.

Disconnect from the outside world and turn your awareness inwards.

Why?  Because in this busy, crazy, over stimulated, screen addicted world – its essential to come back to your centre, connect to your “peaceful place” and listen to the whispers and guidance of your soul.

“When you experience yourself in stillness you experience yourself in clarity”  Eckhart Tolle – Stillness Speaks.

iStock_000015201389LargeThe practice of stillness is simple in essence, yet the more distracted or overstimulated we are the trickier it can be.

Start small.  Begin with one still minute.

Give stillness the space it needs to grow within you by creating your own stillness ritual.

Possible pathways to stillness: Belly breathing, repeating a word or mantra such as “calm” or humming to help quieten things down on the inside. If those don’t work for you, hold a stone or crystal.   I’ve shared my stone stillness ritual with you below.  Enjoy!

 

Stone medicine:

I sit with a cuppa of chai whilst holding a beautiful beach stone.

I inhale the energy and presence of the stone.

I tune into the strength and patience of the stone.

I feel into the stillness of the stone.

I speak to the stone.  She tells me she can fly, skim across water and roll down hills. She is also fluid and mobile. Never once losing connection to her profound inner stillness and calm strength.

I understand.  I sit with her wisdom pulsing in my hand.

Eventually, as the medicine transfers from the stone –  into my hand, and then deep into my body.  I feel connected to my  own pool of inner stillness.

I feel blessed.  xx Carole 

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14 inspirational quotes on stillness:

…….Relax you are here now……

Hope you enjoy my little inspiring collection of quotes on stillness.

1. “When you don’t know what to do, get still, the answer will come” Oprah Winfrey

2. Silence helps to settle and calm your nervous system.

3. “Being still is a key factor for hearing our best lives calling us”  Martha Beck

4. “One way people can develop peace in themselves is just by sitting quietly and breathing”  Thict Nhat Hanh

5. “When you experience yourself in stillness you experience yourself in clarity”  Eckhart Tolle

6. “When you lose touch with your inner stillness you lose touch with yourself”  Eckhart Tolle

7. “Sitting, lying or walking peacefully un-distracted for 15 minutes will activate different aspects of your nervous system and immune function. Your body will soon start to replenish itself again”.

8.   “It is not wise to dash about. Shortening the breath causes much stress. Use too much energy, and you will soon be exhausted. That is not the Natural Way. Whatever works against this way will not last long.”  Tao Te Ching

9: “The aim of  stillness is simple.  To pay more attention to your inside world rather than your outside world”  Carole Fogarty

10: “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance” Morgan Freeman

11: “Through return to simple living comes control of desires.  In control of desires stillness is attained.  In stillness the world is restored”  Lao Tzu

12: “Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you.  Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality”  Deepak Chopra

13: “It is the stillness that will save and transform the world”  Eckhart Tolle

14. To know who you really are and to find how you are really feeling can be discovered in stillness

15.  “When thoughts come out of stillness, they have power” Eckhart Tolle

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What I’m loving at the moment:

stillnessspeaks

I read this book in a matter of hours, many years ago.

It’s small. Simple.  Yet packed with delicious wisdom and insights as only Eckhart can do.

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle is a book I know you will adore.

xx Carole

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathy October 18, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hi there. Love you site and everything in there. Wondering if you could join twitter? Easier to get a daily dose on the go and also share with others.

Best
Kathy

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Carole Fogarty October 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

Thanks Kathy,

Here’s the link to twitter

https://twitter.com/CaroleFogarty

xx Carole

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