Thursday, November 6, 2008

moving into stillness

While in Barnes and Noble on Tuesday, I picked up Erich Schiffman's book Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness and immediately knew this was a book I was adding to my must-read list! Here is just a short excerpt on stillness:

"Imagine a spinning top. Stillness is like a perfectly centered top, spinning so fast it appears motionless. It appears this way not because it isn't moving but because it's spinning at full speed. Stillness is not the absence or negation of energy, life, or movement. Stillness is dynamic. It is unconflicted movement, life in harmony with itself, skill in action. It can be experienced whenever there is total, uninhibited, unconflicted participation in the moment you are in--when you are wholeheartedly present with whatever you are doing."

Wishing you much stillness, peace, and joy.


1 comment:

Miracle said...

I have really never thought of that analogy (the top) that really brought a whole other prospective... thank you for sharing that.