Remembering Who You are Through Stillness
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Stillness Practices from Sai Maa
I got this in an email from Sai Maa today. I’ve also been reading Stillness Speaks by Tolle and, at the time I’m writing this, I’m listening to a powerful online meditation with Thich Nant Hanh on The End of Suffering. In fact, I’ve been listening to it over and over.
These tools are pouring into my life right now because I have begged for them. I reached an impasse of the soul a few days ago and knew that I needed a major readjustment so now, I’m getting it in spades.
Below are some tips on remembering how to connect to the stillness in a way that can help you remember who you are. It’s helping me remember who I am, who we all are.
There is this illusion about money and things and pain and lack.
And then there is who we really are, that is beyond all that.
Practices which assist us in entering
the state of silence and stillness which heals:
1. Sit quietly, do nothing, listen, do nothing. During your meditations today, enjoy the total silence, where youre not thinking your mantra or observing your breath, just listen to the Silence.
2. Only in that stillness of senses, of body, will you hear yourself. Its happening inside. Throughout the day, pause briefly and have the intention of turning your attention away from external activity and be aware of any messages coming from within you.
3. Breathe in that inner silence and experience yourself as that. Whenever you remember, breathe in silence from your Higher Self, through the Crown Chakra on the top of your head and let it expand throughout your body.
When the stillness begins to blossom in us, then we move in a place beyond practice, a place of surrender. In this state, stillness is known. It becomes a way of being in the world, one in which we are not doing life. Rather, it is doing us. Silence moves through us in each moment, no matter what noise surrounds us.
“Pure Love is in the Silence in all things.
Truth is shared in Silence. The Real is offered in Silence.
In that Stillness, one is full, one is humble and one is pure.
Dwell in that Stillness, now.”
~ Sai Maa