Be Still

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself.”  – Hermann Hesse

“It is the stillness that will save and transform the world.” – Eckhart Tolle

I came across this amazing gem of a poem today and wanted to share it with all of you! Love, love, love this. Just reminds me how important taking time everyday to be still is. It really will change your life! After yoga class this morning I was talking to my friend about how I need to make time to be still more often. Without that stillness, my mind becomes chaotic and my life, attitude and actions become a direct reflection of that. My timing for discovering this poem couldn’t have been more perfect. It amazes me how the universe works sometimes.

“12 Gifts of Stillness” by Goli Gabbay Kafka

In stillness, we can break away from the inundation of information entering our mind, and make space for our own unique creativity to spark.

In stillness, we create the space to access our inner calm.

In stillness, we can listen to our inner guidance system.

In stillness, we have those “aha” moments, moments of full presence and connection to all life.

In stillness, we can feel how deeply our souls are connected to nature.

In stillness, we can be attuned to what areas in our life require tenderness, healing or courage.

In stillness, we can hear that little voice that whispers what our next steps are for growth and expansion.

In stillness, we can listen to our Truths.

In stillness, we can feel what truly inspires us and brings us Joy.

In stillness, we can hear our soul reveal what our life purpose is.

In these moments of emptiness, we can feel how we wish to contribute to the world.

In stillness, we can be clear about what legacy we would like to leave behind.

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Amazing, right? …and it’s SO true.

Taking time in our to be still is  SO important. It can change and enhance our lives in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine. Even just taking a couple of minutes out of your day to be still makes such a difference.

Below is an example of a simple mediation I use and love. When I go to this place it immediately grounds and centers me, bringing me straight into the present moment. In this place I can find that stillness this poem is talking about. You can do this wherever or whenever; anytime or place is appropriate.  I invite you to give it a try now or if you ever need help being still or calling your mind home.

 Close your eyes and bring your focus inward. Bring complete awareness to your breath. Feel the earth below you; supporting you, grounding you. Feel the universe around you, your supply of unconditional love and wisdom. Place your hand on your heart and feel it beating. Feel yourself in your body. Be present, be aware. Feel yourself in each breath, breathing life and awareness into every cell. Be aware of how you feel, what you need, what your body is telling you. Stay in this place for a simple minute (or more if you like) and when you’re ready, slowly open your eyes. 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Lindsey! Thank you for posting my poem. I am so happy that you found it useful. (How did you come across it?) Here is the original on my yoga website. Warmest, Goli Gabbay Kafka

    http://goliyoga.com/blog/

    1. One of my favorite yoga instructors, Elena Brower, posted it on facebook. I came across it just at the right moment! It made a huge impact on me. SO much that it inspired a blog post out of me! 🙂 THANK YOU so much for these beautiful words. It’s amazing! You have a gift!

  2. friend forever says:

    I LOVE the poem Lindsey. It seems very ironical to me that I was rushing to find stillness in my life. I have been yearning to know the real and true me, to get at least an inkling of my life purpose. The answers lie in stillness. This poem is now going to be my guide as I now start on my journey afresh. Thank u for sharing it ❤

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