Pathways to Stillness

Pathways to Stillness

move away”—then I will be happy. But true happiness is not what you think. Stillness brings a measure of lasting joy, but happiness often brings only temporary peace, since it is attached to outside conditions and your own expectations.

Author: Gary Irwin-Kenyon

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460289006

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 198

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This book is about stillness: What it is. How you can find it. Where it hides itself. Why it is necessary to your life. It is a beginner's guide, because with stillness, no experience is necessary. Besides, you are always a beginner in any case, because when it is present, there truly is nothing to do and nowhere to go. This book is also about learning to appreciate wandering or meandering along life's pathways. It does not contain "Six easy steps to wisdom and immortality." Rather, it offers a way to approach your journey, which you then create and discover on your own, with help! You are invited to find a Pathway to Stillness that fits "your" life. On this pathway, you often cannot see what is around the next bend. However, you need only show up for it to become a journey of curiosity, wonder, and more life. You may come to agree with the phrase, "All who wander are not lost." Although this is a book about slowing down to stillness, it is a "pickup-and-go" book that can be read in short segments within a busy life. The stillness stories and the easy to learn relax-into-stillness movements can be enjoyed in any order that suits you. You can linger with those that speak to you the most. With this book, you can practise stillness while waiting for an appointment, before going to sleep, or whenever you can steal some time for yourself....
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit



What then is stillness ? Tolerance of ego - lessness ( tatra katamā pravșttiḥ ? yā sattveșu mahākaruņā , tatra katamā sthitiḥ ? yā nairātmyakşāntiḥ ) ' . What then is activity ? Bringing living beings together ( with the four means ( or ...

Author: Jens Braarvig

Publisher: Solum Forlag

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127432859

Category: Religion

Page: 732

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Categories: Religion

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century China

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth  and Eighteenth Century China

stillness, this refers to the mechanism of transformation and flowing out of the subtlety. ... It is not one moment of movement and then next moment of stillness, not movement of this side and stillness on the other side.

Author: David Lee

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227905876

Category: History

Page: 232

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Liu Zhi (c1662-c1730), a well-known Muslim scholar writing in Chinese, published outstanding theological works, short treatises, and short poems on Islam. While traditional Arabic and Persian Islamic texts used unfamiliar concepts to explain Islam, Liu Zhi translated both text and concepts into Chinese culture. In this erudite volume, David Lee examines how Liu Zhi integrated the basic religious living of the monotheistic Hui Muslims into their pluralistic Chinese culture. Liu Zhi discussed the Prophet Muhammad in Confucian terms, and his work served as a bridge between peoples. This book is an in-depth study of Liu Zhi's contextualization of Islam within Chinese scholarship that argues his merging of the two never deviated from the basic principles of Islamic belief.
Categories: History

Meditations before Mass

Meditations before Mass

We must earnestly desire stillness and be willing to give something for it; then it will be ours. Once we have experienced it, we will be astounded that we were able to live without it. Moreover, stillness must not be superficial, ...

Author: Romano Guardini

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9780870612862

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A treasury of spiritual wisdom on how to prepare your mind, body, and heart for Mass from one of the twentieth century's great theologians, Meditations before Mass is Romano Guardini's smart and beautiful guide to spiritual preparation for the source and summit of Christian worship. Meditations before Mass is a wise, pastoral, and timeless classic on preparing for Mass--it is an example of twentieth-century theologian Romano Guardini at his very best. Meditations before Mass was written before Vatican II, but its relevance has endured over the past sixty years. Not a "how to" book for either the old or the new Roman Rite, it is instead a spiritual feast for the mind and heart, and a guide for modern people who wish to make sense of the Church's feasts and liturgies. Meditations before Mass has helped thousands of readers participate more fully in Christian liturgy and continues to do so today.
Categories: Religion

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Then suddenly a change, the passing of something—I knew not what—and then a stillness that could be felt. Nothing but this gaunt quiet. London about me gazed at me spectrally. The windows in the white houses were like the eye sockets of ...

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781932100556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** One of the great classics of literature, this ominous tale warns of a Martian invasion and their bloodsucking vengeance on humans. This essay collection from scientists, science fiction writers, and social commentators offers a literary critique of the famous tale, discusses the book's social and historical influences, and admires its continuing relevance in the literary and pop culture spheres. Contributors include Stephen Baxter, David Gerrold, Mike Resnick, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Mercedes Lackey. A complete and unabridged edition of The War of the Worlds also accompanies the essays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Volume Two

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy  Volume Two

Stillness The embryo loves stillness because that is how it orients its development , first to fluid stillness and then to tissue stillness . This means that first there is an orientation to stillness inside the embryo and later in ...

Author: Michael J. Shea, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437153

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 564

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The first volume of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy presented the basics of craniosacral therapy as a gentle, compassionate healing art that can be used by psychologists, midwives, chiropractors, and massage and physical therapists. In this second volume, author Michael Shea goes deeper into the entire biodynamic paradigm, analyzing the relationship of trauma resolution, psychodynamics, and shamanism, and providing practical meditations, visualizations, and clinical skills to restore physical, spiritual, and emotional health. The book opens by exploring the meaning of biodynamic, followed by a discussion of human embryology as a path to healing in any form of therapy. This section offers a set of pioneering techniques based on perceiving stillness—slow movement–as a fundamental healing influence. The next section describes the bridge between trauma resolution therapy and biodynamic work, establishes a new containment model, and offers skills for resolving shock and trauma. A special section contains fresh strategies for anyone working with infants and children, along with a provocative analysis linking the infant-mother relationship to the patient-therapist relationship. Finally, Shea provides a unique perspective on depth psychology, mythology, and healing. This includes the defining difference between biodynamic craniosacral therapy and all other forms of craniosacral therapy: the focus on the nature of spiritual disease and shamanism.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Silence as Language

Silence as Language

and then I felt this tack, tack sound of falling Due to the ongoing noise noticeable in urban settings, when such background noise is unexpectedly missing it draws attention placing the stillness as figure. Pribram (1971: 51) reports of ...

Author: Michal Ephratt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108471671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Verbal silence touches on every possible aspect of daily life. This book provides a full linguistic analysis of the role of silence in language, exploring perspectives from semantics, semiotics, pragmatics, phonetics, syntax, grammar and poetics, and taking into account a range of spoken and written contexts. The author argues that silence is just as communicative in language as speech, as it results from the deliberate choice of the speaker, and serves functions such as informing, conveying emotion, signalling turn switching, and activating the addresser. Verbal silence is used, alongside speech, to serve linguistic functions in all areas of life, as well as being employed in a wide variety of written texts. The forms and functions of silence are explained, detailed and illustrated with examples taken from both written texts and real-life interactions. Engaging and comprehensive, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating linguistic phenomenon.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

T ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom

T ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom

Only when there is stillness in movement Can the spiritual rhythm appear which pervades heaven and earth. —Ts'aiken t'an ... I knew that he wrote them based on what he had experienced, so what was it behind the words?

Author: Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834826748

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Unlike most t'ai chi books, which focus strictly on how to do the t'ai chi forms, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom presents a personal, practical view of this intriguing martial art. Lehrhaupt shares illuminating stories from her own life and the lives of her students that show how t'ai chi can be a vehicle for profound self-discovery and spiritual growth. In learning to master each body posture, t'ai chi students often confront self-doubt, frustration, and the desire to compete and compare themselves to others—problems that also arise in daily life. Lehrhaupt shows how these and other obstacles provide valuable opportunities to deepen awareness and recognize the striking continuities between practice and everyday life. Each section of the book includes practical exercises designed to enhance students' understanding of t'ai chi movements, and a helpful appendix answers many frequently asked questions about t'ai chi training such as how to find a teacher and how to balance practice with family life. Full of useful insights and guidance, T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom will be a valuable companion for all students of this increasingly popular martial art.
Categories: Sports & Recreation



When I was so young many lifetimes ago I met a young man standing ever so still I asked him why he stood so still He ... And to be able to recognize That these things are not what they seem You need to stay in a state of stillness ...

Author: Reverend Judith Wilkinson-Zornig, MMSc

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452509723

Category: Self-Help

Page: 148

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Who am I? When you are able to answer this timeless question, you are ready to truly become one with God. Now you have the keys to transform your life into a journey of peace, success, and adventure. Freespirit offers skills, insights, and inspirations aimed at sweeping you along on a life-changing journey to profound personal understanding. God is not an outside entity you should bow down to or fear; God is a part of you. This guide provides many valuable and powerful lessons, including ways to • become one with God (or Consciousness); • understand your true purpose; • comprehend the value of your life; • transform negative situations, beliefs, and conditioning into journeys of light, peace, success, and adventure; and • appreciate the healing powers of affirmation and meditation. Within these provocative life lessons—and more—are the doorways to understanding. Once you learn how to trust that everything happens for a reason, you can raise your awareness as you trudge through even the harshest lessons. The world is what you believe it to be, so why believe in anything but the best for yourself and your loved ones? Life is a journey of growth and expansion. Are you ready to live your life with joy?
Categories: Self-Help

The Dragnet

The Dragnet

train of thought that had appeared all of a sudden, for I then had begun to believe from your countenance that you were reflecting on ... I had then looked at your features in that stillness that seemed so close that I was suffocating, ...

Author: Bhaskar Thakuria

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781543704228

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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‘Alexis is a womanizer recovering from a temporary illness that cut short his previous associations. He was coming to terms with his new life that limits his affairs and leaves him with his own thoughts. But fate had to intervene in the form of a university girl he befriends who gets killed suddenly, leaving him with the unfinished remains of a novel by his favourite writer. That manuscript leads him into a sleepy, mysterious town which was the scene of a disappearance a few months ago. And his pursuit for a successful ending to the novel leads him into a moral and intellectual labyrinth- at once sensual and sinister- that shows no sign of ending.
Categories: Fiction