Stillness in MotionJan 30, 2006
How can we "achieve" when stillness seems to oppose goals, the future, etc.?
Many people were interested in this question. That seems to be because we are much more interested in how the achieve things, rather than being interested in stillness. However, that misses the point. We need to learn stillness first.
Stillness is a mind free of time. It is a quiet mind. It is the expression of meditation in action.
Why are goals okay? Doesn't that contradict with being "free of time?" Literally it does contradict. Having intention is a sane goal. That differs from having an obsessed mind, bent on achievement. Time exists on some levels, but not all levels. It is always this moment. However, the practical aspects of life remain.
What is excellence? Our exterior is a reflection of our interior. When we change internally, that change will begin to show itself in our achievements and outer life.
Sports figures talk of "being in the zone" when referring to peak performance states. The zone is achieved when we pay attention to the process rather than the outcome of a situation. It is the focus on the moment fully that allows for our best performance.
When we are "still" our entire brain and being can be put to work toward our goal. Simply put, we perform better at everything when we are present with what we are doing.
Stillness can be an attribute of anything we do, no matter how complex.
Stillness is the goal, so it better allows for goals. Achieving stillness in motion will be the beginning of a new way of being for you, and the world. As an immediate side bonus, our performance in all things will increase as we learn stillness in motion.
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