Meditation Articles Series

Dwelling in Stillness

Just imagine the day when meditation becomes mainstream like going to the gym. We haven’t reached a critical mass of meditators yet for that to be commonplace. When that does happen we would see a people taking greater responsibility for their thoughts and actions. Perhaps we wouldn’t have the same often, insatiable desires to fill ourselves up from the outside to make us feel happy.

Dr Kabat-Zinn writes about meditation:

“Dwelling in stillness and looking inward for some part of each day, we touch what is most real and reliable in ourselves and most easily overlooked and undeveloped. When we can be centred in ourselves, even for brief periods of time in the face of the pull of the outer world, not having to look elsewhere for something to fill us up or make us happy, we can be at home wherever we find ourselves, at peace with things as they are, moment by moment.”

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