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Quotes About Be Still

Mastery lies not merely in stilling the mind, but in directing it towards whatever point we desire, in allowing it to be active as far as we wish, in using it to fulfill our purpose, in causing it to be still when we want to still it. He who has come to this has created his heaven within himself; he has no need to wait for a heaven in the hereafter, for he has produced it within his own mind now.
— Hazrat Inayat Khan —

Where music thundered let the mind be still,
Where the will triumphed let there be no will,
What light revealed, now let the dark fulfill.

— May Sarton

All that is required to realise the Self is to Be Still.

— Ramana Maharshi

I am not. I am certain of the things that matter. Kindness and honor are always good. Do not build God in your own image, with your doubts and fears, your need to judge and condemn, your need for safety, and to be right whatever the cost to others, and ultimately to yourself. Let your soul be still, and know that God is never capricious, never cruel and never wrong. It is our understanding that stumbles. Even the cleverest of us are yet children, and the wisest of us know that.

— Anne Perry

The eye
it cannot choose but see;
We cannot bid the ear be still;
Our bodies feel, where'er they be,
Against or with our will.

— William Wordsworth

A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait.

— Theodore Roethke

My life is not this steeply sloping hour,
in which you see me hurrying.
Much stands behind me; I stand before it like a tree;
I am only one of my many mouths,
and at that, the one that will be still the soonest.
I am the rest between two notes,
which are somehow always in discord
because Death's note wants to climb over
but in the dark interval, reconciled,
they stay there trembling.
And the song goes on, beautiful.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Be still my heart.

— Janet Evanovich

The eye of a man should be still more reverent before the rising of a young maiden than before the rising of a star. The possibility of touch should increase respect. The down of the peach, the dust of the plum, the radiated crystal of snow, the butterfly's wing powdered with feathers, are gross things beside that chastity that does not even know it is chaste. The young maiden is only the glimmer of a dream and is not yet statue. Her alcove is hidden in the shadows of the ideal. The indiscreet touch of the eye desecrates this dim penumbra. Here, to gaze, is to profane.

— Victor Hugo

To be still means to empty yourself from the incessant flow of thoughts and create a state of consciousness that is open and receptive.

— John Daido Loori

I found the ability to become still. The hardest thing for people to do is just be still. And in that stillness you create motion.

— Gonjasufi

Sit, be still, and listen, because you're drunk and we're at the edge of the roof.

— Rumi

Mastery lies not merely in stilling the mind, but in directing it towards whatever point we desire, in allowing it to be active as far as we wish, in using it to fulfill our purpose, in causing it to be still when we want to still it. He who has come to this has created his heaven within himself; he has no need to wait for a heaven in the hereafter, for he has produced it within his own mind now.

— Hazrat Inayat Khan

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!

— William Shakespeare

Be still prepared for death: and death or life shall thereby be the sweeter.

— William Shakespeare

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