Peace, happiness, and joy is possible during the time I drink my tea.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
When we hear the word “stillness” we immediately think of it as the opposite of movement—but stillness is something quite different altogether. Stillness is an energetic quality of being….Stillness is a choice. It can be felt by living in a state of presence where we remain connected to ourselves and are completely present in our body….In this quality of presence there is something that “stands still,” but it is not absent of physical movement. Rather, it is our beingness that remains unaffected by any movement, action, or doing even though it moves, acts, and does. It is the depth of the ocean unaffected by its waves….Therefore, stillness is not something we have to go in search of nor is it a journey into escapism or numbness. It is where we come from and what we are innately made of and thus it is our natural state of being.
~ Serge Benhayon
Don’t tell me to be calm
when there are so many reasons
to be angry…
I didn’t say to be calm, said the wind,
I said to breathe.
We’re going to need a lot of air
to make this hurricane together.
~ Lynn Ungar
Rest is a form of resistance because it disrupts and pushes back against capitalism and white supremacy.
~ Tricia Hersey