"Be Still! One Cannot Find Himself, Who Keeps Moving Himself."

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 9 months ago

Quit bustling about. Sit still for a second. Just think to yourself. You don’t have to be appreciative. You don’t have to be angry either. Just be. See what the silence is all about. Let your mind wander. Listen to your heart pulsate. Engross your senses with the stimuli of your surroundings. Relationships abound. Notice them. Befriend them. Play with them. Wrestle with the uncertainties. Laugh at nothing. Smile in the face of the unknown. Entangle yourself in the tension. Familiarize yourself with the realms of discontent. Escape from them without forgetting about them. You will return. Time and time again you will return. Make maps. Scatter them. You will pass by others. Greet them no matter your state. Share with them. Indulge in the commonalities. Weave together the differences. Build monuments atop each other’s shoulders. Remain under the weight. Contemplate the burden. Sink into the soil. Create an imprint.

February 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm
Anonymous (78) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Whoosh! Needed that. Beautifully written. Message received.

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Anonymous (359) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, This was very comforting- i think thats the right word.. I love the simplicity of your sentences.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, Damn. I’ve heard that same message a load of times but I really enjoyed the way you put it. Thumbs up! :)

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Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, “still”, “be”, “silence”, yes :0)

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PRAKASH (236) (@lesterxp) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, Excellent.

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Anonymous (251) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@optimystic, Wonderful!

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PRAKASH (236) (@lesterxp) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Even the Bible states “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

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Almeida (304) (@xetado) 8 years, 9 months ago ago
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Anonymous (512) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Forgot to mention that the quote masquerading as the title belongs to a friend of mine, one Steven Deeds. He is quite the philosopher in his own right, and I encourage you all to check out his myriad offerings (he happens to be a musician as well as a thinker).

For those interested, http://stevendeeds.com/

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owenkellogg (34) (@owenkellogg) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Thanks for that. It’s been a pretty chaotic week. I’m now going to my cabin to meditate…

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Anonymous (512) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@owenkellogg, On some Thoreau shit, eh? I wish upon you myriad insights.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

@optimystic, I just wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking about this post lately. Not sure why.. I sort of want to make a 30 by 40 ft poster of this and put it on a building.

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Anonymous (512) (@) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

@blankey, Man, that means so much. To know that my words have resounded in a mind other than my own. Thank you for disclosing this bit with me. The feedback is always inspiring.

And if you were to go through with that, do let me know. I’ll cover the cost of supplies ;)

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evolve (144) (@evolve) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

@optimystic, I can see this in a yoga studio/wellness center.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

@optimystic, Lol word up man! I’ll look into the details latro! :)

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Anonymous (359) (@) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

can i put this in my own yoga studio one day ? Lol @evolve is right, you should write meditations

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