Sitting still isn’t really my thing. I prefer to be moving and on the go. And yet, in those rare moments where stillness is achieved, it is unquestionably refreshing and something of which I want more.

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”

Josiah Gilbert Holland

I’ve tried to meditate in the past, but it seemed that every physical discomfort that was coaxed into submission was brought back to life with a vengeance. There was no calm, no peace, just a hyper-awareness of the pain in my knees, ankles, hips, shoulders and neck.

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

One of my struggles with meditation was knowing what to do and what not to do, what to think or not think. Was thinking to be avoided? Isn’t meditation about the pursuit of an empty mind? Impossible.

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”


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