There is an extraordinary power in stillness; where the everyday and mundane thoughts fade away in the background and a soothing, calm vibration engulfs us. Fears, worries, anxiety, sadness, and all other negative thoughts vanish in the presence of an all embracing peace. This is where creativity begins, ideas present themselves, love flourishes, joy is experienced, and we become ever closer to our true essence. This is where infinite possibilities emerge.
Everyone is capable of experiencing stillness, but not many people take advantage of this gift or they don’t have the desire to. Our busy lifestyles keep our mind engaged in different activities throughout the day and thousands of thoughts bombard us from different directions. Without us knowing, we spend most of our energy to process these thoughts and in turn are affected by them. It is important to step away from our busy schedule and daily activities and give ourselves the gift of stillness where we will be able to rejuvenate ourselves and gain more energy for performing our tasks. People who meditate know the importance of stillness and its rejuvenating effects. There are also many studies done on how stillness and meditation can help reverse physical and mental illnesses.
To some people stillness feels like a waste of time. They confuse it with idleness. When we have no motivation to act, we might sit idle and become absent-minded. Idleness and stillness are the complete opposites. One wastes the energy and the other restores it. One weakens the will to act, the other increases it. Idleness encourages feeling powerless and circumstantial whereas the latter allows us to take responsibly for our lives and author it. It is encouraged more and more by consultants working with athletes and top executives for achieving success and higher performance.
One way of bringing stillness to our daily life is through being fully present in the moment and focusing on the blessings and peace within that moment. This practice should be done with closed eyes for optimal result. Bring your attention to your energy system and take deep, rhythmic breaths. It is helpful to set an intention before practicing stillness; perhaps an intention to be fully present and experience an inner joy and carry that joy with us throughout the day.
Stillness keeps us focused on the essentials, and helps us to reflect, be present, regain our being-ness and connect with others in a deep, meaningful way. Practicing as little as 5 minutes every day can create a shift in our consciousness and help us feel better about ourselves and our surroundings and to permeate our moments with joy, peace and harmony.Share This