Sit Still

Hazrat Ali Sun

All the troubles of humanity come from not knowing how to sit still.
~ Blaise Pascal

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9 thoughts on “Sit Still

    • Dear Ranu,

      Thank you for your visit and comment.

      Yes, I believe most of us all are challenged with allowing ourselves to sit still, to be still.

      All good wishes,

      robert

  1. How very true this is. Not only the new generation but I have seen this need to continuously do something has washed over most of us. Even when I give myself 20 minutes to do my deep breathing exercises, my mind has gone half way round the world.

    I read somewhere it says in the Gita when Arjun complained to Krishna that his mind is always so agitated and restless and he is unable to practise the yoga of meditation, Krishna replied

    There are only 2 disciplines to restrain the mind:
    1. Constant practise
    2. Detachment, desirelessness

    So although my mind is restless during the still time I still continue hoping that practising will help tame my mind. I have to say that even though I am filled with thoughts when I open my eyes I still find a huge difference and feel a calmness.

    • Dear Sonya,

      Thank you for your visit and comments.

      Modernity does indeed seem to pull us up and away from stilling our self. It is a constant striving that is necessary during all of our days.

      Thank you for sharing this wisdom from Krishna. I am huge believer in absorbing wisdom, catching her through whatever window she shines.

      I believe you have described so well the moment-to-moment striving that is essential for any success in taming our self.

      All good wishes,

      robert

  2. Here you are Robert! When I tried your link a couple of times earlier, it told me that your blog had been deleted and I was truly upset! So glad that you are still here and sharing wonderful thoughts! πŸ™‚

  3. i absolutely agree with this one…it seems we are all, running up and down, being ‘busy’ most of the day, with no real purpose whatsoever,not having time to stand still, listen to the rhythm and flowing of our breath, reflect inwards..

    • Greetings,

      Thank you for your visit and comments!

      We fully agree with you. Running about, without purpose, will lead to us to look back on a mislived life.

      All good wishes,

      robert

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