Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Being still

I really like the understanding of "being still" as meaning that there's no compulsiveness:

A thoroughly good relationship with ourselves results in being still, which doesn't mean we don't run and jump and dance about. It means there's no compulsiveness. We don't overwork, overeat, oversmoke, overseduce. In short, we begin to stop causing harm.

— Pema Chödrön in When Things Fall Apart

1 comment:

  1. "We don't overeat--we don't cause harm." Well, I need to get into that stillness. Thanks for the quote.


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