Day 2371: Stillness

Yesterday, in the stillness of the night, I facilitated a Coping and Healing group where we focused on the topic of “stillness.”

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After everybody had shared their thoughts on stillness and we had finished wrap-up with three minutes remaining until the end of the group, I suggested we spend that time in stillness.

Do you see stillness in any of my other new photos?

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During the stillness of the latest software update for my laptop, I started writing this post on my phone.

I am going to break the stillness here with the songs I mentioned in my written thoughts on stillness, shown above.

Fred Parris and The Five Satins recorded that song in the stillness of a Catholic school basement in 1955.

Here are Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel still  performing “Still Crazy After All These Years” in Central Park on September 19, 1981.

What are your thoughts on stillness?

I’m still ending every blog post with gratitude, so please accept the stillness of my thanks for all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — for YOU.

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After I published this post, I discovered that my only other post about “stillness” was published exactly four years ago, to the day. What are the odds of that?

 

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28 thoughts on “Day 2371: Stillness

  1. I always am revitalized by stillness. each day I seek out a time for this in some way, shape, or form. I recently had a conversation with someone in my family who told me that he gets restless or down when still and needs to fill most of the time with something before he can actually relax. it is definitely something that does not come naturally to many of us.

  2. I appreciate my quiet time, yes, Ann.

  3. sitting outside on a sunny day, coffee good, a smile on your face, watching the world float by, with nothing on your mind, amen

  4. In the stillness of this momoment right now where I sit at my desk watching the river flow past and squirrel play in the trees, I am grateful I dropped by here to deepen the stillness within and all around me.

  5. C.S. Lewis tells us that God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks to us in our thoughts and shouts to us in our pain. If we are but still will we receive His healing guidance when most needed.
    -Alan

  6. Craig Johnson

    Stillness is gentle
    Spacious confidence Friendly
    matter of factness

  7. The words, “Stillness is something I long for but it can be scary” speak so profoundly to me. There’s a special comfort in knowing that stillness is not an absence, but a thing in itself.

  8. When we are ready, stillness embraces and nourishes us. Couldnt live without it everyday. Thank you Ann 🙏

  9. It’s not easy to find quiet, but I can access stillness! And if I can find the quiet and match it with stillness, then it’s the best! 🙂

  10. Stillness represents peace to me

  11. I don’t think I could be still with that delicious looking meal in front of me! But afterwards, I would definitely enjoy being still and peaceful:-)

  12. Pingback: Day 2442: Everybody’s somebody’s _____ | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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