Stillness Quotes (96) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Stillness. The state or an instance of being quiet or calm:


"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
~ Deepak Chopra

 "Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength."
~ Aldous Huxley

"The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song."     
~ Ralph Brum    

"Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space."
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is."           
~ Amy Carmichael        

"In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom."
~ Gabriella Goddard     

"Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity."
~ Lao Tzu

"It is the stillness that will save and transform the world."      
~ Eckhart Tolle  

True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
~ Eckhart Tolle

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
~ Eckhart Tolle

The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
~ Bruce Lee

The greatest revelation is stillness.
~ Laozi

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
~ Eckhart Tolle

A mind that has come to the stillness of wisdom shall know being, shall know what it is to love. Love is neither personal nor impersonal. Love is love, not to be defined or described by the mind as exclusive or inclusive. Love is its own eternity; it is the real, the supreme, the immeasurable.
~ Aldous Huxley

It is the stillness that will save and transform the world.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
~ Helen Keller

There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being.
~ Mooji

Allow nature to teach you stillness.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself
~ Hermann Hesse

No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth.
~ Laozi

Rin slept inside the oak’s thought. Its own memories of weather and growth continued to hum, and like a pond, its stillness reflected back herself.
~ Shannon Hale

I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.
~ Saul Bellow

In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.
~ John of the Cross

Your duty is to be and not to be this or that. 'I am that I am' sums up the whole truth. The method is summed up in the words 'Be still'. What does stillness mean? It means destroy yourself. Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble. Give up the notion that 'I am so and so'. All that is required to realize the Self is to be still. What can be easier than that?
~ Ramana Maharshi

It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are.
~ Wei Wu Wei

Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
~ Laozi

Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness.
~ Hakuin Ekaku

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind.
~ Zhuangzi

In listening and stillness there is nobody who is still, and this stillness doesn't refer to any object; it is absolutely objectless; it is our real nature.
~ Jean Klein

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.
~ Zhuangzi

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
~ Aldous Huxley

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on.
~ D. H. Lawrence

Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.
~ Meister Eckhart

Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Something inside you innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love object. It is yourself.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Stillness is your essential nature.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Through return to simple living comes control of desires. In control of desires stillness is attained. In stillness the world is restored.
~ Laozi

Stillness is your essential nature. What is stillness? The inner space or awareness in which the words on this page are bieng perceived and become thoughts. Without that awareness, there would be no perception, no thoughts, no world. You are that awareness, disguised as a person.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony
~ William Shakespeare

Attention pays attention to a lot of things, but when attention pays attention to attention, then there is a stillness, and that stillness introduces you to your Self.
~ Mooji

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.
~ Eckhart Tolle

The seeker after stillness should be told that the stillness is always there. Indeed it is in every man. But he has to learn, first, to let it in and, second, how to do so. The first beginning of this is to remember. The second is to recognize the inward pull. For the rest, the stillness itself will guide and lead him to itself.
~ Paul Brunton

There is nothing mind can do that cannot be better done in the mind's immobility and thought-free stillness. When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.
~ Sri Aurobindo

To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe.
~ Eckhart Tolle

When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.
~ Kristin Armstrong

The place of stillness that you have to go to to write, but also to read seriously, is the point where you can actually make responsible decisions, where you can actually engage productively with an otherwise scary and unmanageable world.
~ Jonathan Franzen

My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires.
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

True creativity flows only from stillness. When stillness becomes conscious, the spiritual dimension enters your life and you begin to be guided by an intelligence far greater than the human mind.
~ Eckhart Tolle

To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness.
~ Alberto Villoldo

Stillness is the altar of spirit.
~ Paramahansa Yogananda

I used to think anxiety and insomnia drove me to success, but it was the stillness that let me be good at anything. When you extend the seconds of stillness, that's when you're able to think and learn.
~ Russell Simmons

Start each day in my peace and stillness, then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring in perfect peace and joy.
~ Eileen Caddy

Angels are always with you. You're never alone, especially in your time of need. Listen in stillness for our guidance, which comes upon wings to your heart, mind, and body. Our messages always speak of love.
~ Doreen Virtue

Day by day become more and more intimate with the inner stillness, joy and love which is the fragrance your own pure heart. Keep quiet.
~ Mooji

In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic....So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space...
~ Edward Abbey

The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought. Whoever investigates the True "I" enjoys the stillness of bliss.
~ Ramana Maharshi

You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests development and short-circuits the cultivation of wisdom.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

That stillness and vastness that enables the Universe to be, is not just out there in is also within you.
~ Eckhart Tolle

But if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both uncomfortable and lovely) does eventually pass.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.
~ Gary Zukav

What good is a Bill of Rights that does not include the right to play, to wander, to explore, the right to stillness and solitude, to discovery and physical freedom?
~ Edward Abbey

The stillness in art characterizes prayer, and the eye of the storm.
~ Saul Bellow

To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. Even if there is noise, there is always some silence underneath and in between the sounds. Listening to the silence immediately creates stillness inside you.
~ Eckhart Tolle

We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence.
~ Dag Hammarskjold

Meditate or spend silent time in nature with your partner. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.
~ Eckhart Tolle

In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am - unbound.
~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

With stillness comes the benediction of Peace.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Movement is good for the body. Stillness is good for the mind.
~ Sakyong Mipham

What is true stillness? Stillness in movement.
~ Bruce Lee

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself.
~ Guy Finley

Stillness is our most intense mode of action. It is in our moments of deep quiet that is born every idea, emotion, and drive which we eventually honor with the name of action. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great.
~ Leonard Bernstein

In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance.
~ Rumi

Meditation may be done in silence & stillness, by using voice & sound, or by engaging the body in movement. All forms emphasize the training of attention.
~ Sharon Salzberg

When the waters of a lake are absolutely still, the lake reflects the trees, the sky, and everything around it perfectly. At the slightest breeze, with the smallest ripple in the waters, the lake reflects nothing but itself. To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness. The slightest breeze of judgment or interpretation from the rational mind will create a ripple that shatters Awareness and returns us to ordinary perception.
~ Alberto Villoldo

Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness.
~ Mark Rothko

Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness with you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.
~ Deepak Chopra

Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. Nor is it easy to make a special time for non-doing and to keep at it in the face of everything in our lives which needs to be done.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise only when we can settle into being complete in this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

What exists in truth is the Self alone. The world, the individual soul and God are appearances in it. Like silver in mother-of-pearl, these three appear at the same time and disappear at the same time. The Self is that where there is absolutely no 'I thought'. That is called 'Stillness'. The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is 'I'; the Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self.
~ Ramana Maharshi

Patience is about understanding the right moment for action and the right moment for stillness.
~ Alberto Villoldo

True listening is another way of bringing stillness into the relationship. When you truly listen to someone, the dimension of stillness arises and becomes an essential part of the relationship.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Yoga ia a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.
~ Erich Schiffmann

In my stillness I am the eternal possibility. In my movement I am the cosmos.
~ Deepak Chopra

Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness.
~ Eckhart Tolle

We meditate so we can see miracles unfolding. Without stillness life is a blur.
~ Russell Simmons

If you are in a state of intense presence you are free of thought, yet highly alert. If your conscious attention sinks below a certain level, thought rushes in, the mental noise returns, stillness is lost, you're back in time.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing, a trust in the universal laws which is unwavering, and a strength which is rock-like. But because it is so deep we need both patience and perseverance when digging for it.
~ Paul Brunton

There’s a place inside of you where you can retreat and enjoy perfect stillness.
~ Doreen Virtue

Choosing stillness in the midst of chaos is the path toward living in peace.
~ Deepak Chopra

Awareness means to listen to me unfocused - alert of course, not fallen asleep, but alert to these birds, their chirping, alert to the wind that passes through the trees, alert to everything that is happening. Concentration excludes much, includes little. Awareness excludes nothing, includes all. Awareness is a state of no-mind. You are, yet you are not focused. You are just a mirror reflecting all, echoing all; see the beauty of it and the silence and the stillness.
~ Rajneesh

In stillness the muddied water returns to clarity.
~ Laozi

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