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QotD: Gravity and Stillness

Gravity is the root of lightness;

stillness the ruler of movement.

~ Lao-tse

Posts from This Journal by “quiet” Tag

  • Poem OTD: Tiny Frightening Requests

    SOMETIMES Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, breathing like the ones in the old stories, who could cross a shimmering bed of…

  • QotD: Listening isn't easy

    To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments,…

  • QotD: Wash the Sacred Dishes

    Wash the dishes relaxingly, as though each bowl is an object of contemplation. Consider each bowl as sacred. Follow your breath to prevent your…

  • QotD: Lao Tzu on Being

    There is no need to run outside for better seeing... Rather abide a the center of your being. For the more you leave it the less you learn.…

  • QotD: Relaxation-->Concentration-->Mindfulness

    Having a relaxed mind is very useful in meditation. Relaxation is the foundation of deep concentration. When the mind is relaxed, it becomes more…

  • Poem: Ask Me by William Stafford

    Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their slow way into my…

  • QotD: Yoga

    Yoga is an internal practice, the rest is just a circus. ---Guruji

  • QotD: A Suspension of Life

    There’s a big difference between riding a coal train through Kansas and Nebraska and trying to write. Writing is a suspension of life. I…

  • QotD: on Waiting

    I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, For love would be love of the…

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