The only way to counteract chaos is stillness

“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 Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/chaos

Through an Artist’s Eyes: In the Secret Place

There is a place I sometimes go to in my mind during meditation.   There are times I will find an actual physical place that takes me there instantly.  The Holy Family Shrine near Gretna Nebraska is one of those places.  Situated on a hilltop there is a magnificent view.  I remember sitting in awe duringContinue reading “Through an Artist’s Eyes: In the Secret Place”

Thought for Today

“Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of instinctively feel that something inside us crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world.”Continue reading “Thought for Today”

A Simple Discipline: Silence

Silence can be hard to come by in our hectic, fast paced and often LOUD world.  Sometimes is seems that everywhere we go we are bombarded with sound and often it is just too loud to ignore.  As someone who is very sensitive to sound, if it is too loud it sends shock waves throughContinue reading “A Simple Discipline: Silence”

Thought for Today

Photo Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins   “No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. 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.Continue reading “Thought for Today”