(In the midst of long, busy, often highly emotional, days attending to family matters here in Oklahoma, I needed to cut loose of the task of writing a blog post this week and just re-post a "golden oldie." Deciding to select that past entry "I Ching"style, here is what the Universe came up with. Written the day after Christmas, pointing to the importance of each day's Morning Practice in my life, it feels particularly relevant to me at this point in the journey.
I hope you find it helpful as well. --Lance)
“Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.
When there is silence one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself”
― Lao Tzu
“Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.”
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Touching Stillness, even for a few brief moments, is like sipping clear, crisp spring water on a steamy summer day. Paradoxically, it's also like feeling the warm glow of a fireplace, snuggling at home on a snowy evening peering through the window at the moon. In Stillness, the Presence emerges. In a silent whisper, it sings of the Ineffable, that space where the fundamentally mysterious and completely ordinary meet to form the fabric of Life itself.