Stillness Quotes

 

And in an age
of constant movement,
nothing is so urgent
as sitting still.

So, in an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. And in an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still. ~ Pico Iyer

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The highest and most sublime achievement in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in you. ~ Meister Echart

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I will try to stop analysing the mystery. I will simply look at it with long, grateful looks. I will sit at Jesus' feet. ~ Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels; Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary

Perhaps this is the reason I run so much. A part of me is terrified of what I will hear in the silence. ~ Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels; Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary

My days have been filled with hurry. I hurry on the inside. I hurry on the outside. Then I give talks on slowing down. I would feel like an utter hypocrite but for the fact that I can talk most passionately about that which I feel the greatest lack. I understand experientially what hurry does to the soul. I am beginning to see what violence I do to myself when I hurry. ~ Macrina Wiederkehr, A Tree Full of Angels; Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary

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The Art of Stillness ~ Pico Iyer


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