To experience reality, to know the truth of anything in fact, we must learn to set thought aside and become still.I have always found the nature has helped me become still. Early this morning I walked Annie the dog and it was utterly still. There was nothing about except us, only the occasional twitter of a chickadee was all that I could hear. It was quite mild and sunny and the skies were clear, the snow still crisp under my feet and I was all alone in the stillness of the wilderness.
The natural world helps us to do this. It constantly calls us back to the simply awareness of 'what is' and 'who we are'.
I think there is a place inside each person, unique to them, that if they can find it they can retreat to and experience stillness and rest. My place, I suppose is very English. I see it as a small cozy room, with a burning fire in the hearth, books on the walls, a large maroon armchair and a small table with a glass of wine and some bread beside it.
As I was looking at this inner chamber I realized there are no windows in my room, I wondered why. Perhaps it is because the world cannot invade my conscious there.
How do you find stillness?