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  1. barba

    At this moment – I’ve tried it out – I feel a fright. I don’t know from what.
    And otherwise: I get the feeling that I am coming to rest with myself. The drifting falls away. Everything is fine, nothing can happen.
    I listen to the world outside and it becomes a concert just for me. And that’s all I need right now. It’s enough. Nothing to do.

    1 week ago
    1. Barb C

      Love this line. “I listen to the world outside and it becomes a concert just for me. “

      1 week ago
  2. Robin Ann

    My perfect stillness may be the warmth from the sun, the sound of seagulls crying and ocean waves crashing on the soft white sand on the beach.

    1 week ago
  3. Kevin

    Well, as a Quaker, when I settle down and enter enter into stillness, I frequently enter into silent worship in the manner of Friends.

    But if it’s in the middle of the afternoon, and I settle down into stillness as a retired person, I enjoy entering into a state called “afternoon nap” with Joy… and that too is a lovely experience! And I advise not to wait until one is old to find out why!

    1 week ago
  4. Antoinette

    Gratefulness for sleep right now . Goodnight everyone.

    1 week ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Good night, Antoinette.

      1 week ago
  5. O.Christina

    When in so far rare moments of arriving (and settling) into stillness, I would not name it sensations, rather a kind of intensified awareness without any intention, still awareness is present. Something beyond the “I” just is aware, is open, vast, still, boundless, just being with all, naturally, effortless, heart open. To stay, to settle in this mystery and wonder has not yet been possible for longer during meditation, but only to arrive there and stay there for a moment is bliss and a moment filled with gratefulness and awe.

    1 week ago
  6. Nannette

    When I settle into quiet and stillness…I feel relief and rest…and gratefulness. When I look out upon our land my heart overflows with love and gratitude…for I am allowed this place for the time I am here.
    On a personal note…I am asking for some prayers and positive thoughts and energy. I have pneumonia and now my husband is coming down with it. Thank you. Namaste

    2 weeks ago
    1. Mary Mantei

      Blessings for health and peace on you both, Nannette.

      5 days ago
    2. Yram

      I am so sory to hear that both of you are ill. It makes it rough.
      We are in the same situation. As being companion healers we will send energy.

      1 week ago
    3. Avril

      I affirm health and wholeness for you, both.

      1 week ago
    4. Michele

      Prayers for you both Nannette- sending you healing energy.

      1 week ago
    5. Joseph McCann

      Compassionate healing thoughts for you and your husband Nannette.

      1 week ago
    6. Robin Ann

      Oh no! Get lots of rest, I had it once that I caught from my son and it took a good 2 weeks to get over it. Prayers and healing sent your way!

      1 week ago
    7. Dolores Kazanjian

      My prayers are with you, Nanette

      1 week ago
    8. Ngoc Nguyen

      I hope you and your husband get well soon!

      1 week ago
    9. D
      Deann

      I hope you both feel better soon.

      2 weeks ago
    10. L
      Loc Tran

      Nannette, sending you and your husband best wishes.

      2 weeks ago
  7. Pilgrim

    Deep breathing. Calm. Peace.

    2 weeks ago
  8. sunnypatti

    I’m not sure how to describe the sensation of peace, but that’s what slowing down offers me. It’s been a challenge to settle lately with all we have going on, but I got a massage yesterday and it was so nice to be in the moment the entire time she worked on me.

    2 weeks ago
  9. L
    Loc Tran

    My heart softens, body feels lighter, and mind becomes empty. Blind spots open up.

    2 weeks ago
  10. Barb C

    Awareness of my body and its many sensations arising from six decades of life, that’s for sure. The information brought to me by my senses, the sounds large and small. Awareness of breath in, breath out. Release of tensions I didn’t know I was holding. If I am stilling myself to sleep, the warm comfort of my bed. If I am still to meditate, the support of my seat (and at some point the sensation of realizing I’ve slumped and pulling myself back up). If I am still in nature, the temperature of the air, the ground holding me, the small movements of living creatures and air. If I’m in savasana at the end of a yoga practice, the feelings of having moved and stretched settling into my muscles.

    Thank you for this question. It let me visit stillness in my mind.

    2 weeks ago
  11. Avril

    Yesterday I had an amazing Qi Gong practice with my mother. It was deeply moving. I was her yoga teacher for many years. However, since the pandemic, I transitioned to teaching online and she has technology challenges. She came over yesterday and instead of teaching her, we took a class together. The teacher did a heart expanding practice and I felt overwhelming love for my mother well up in my heart. The stillness created space for the love to well up for both of us. It was sublime.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Barb C

      Beautiful.

      2 weeks ago
    2. Yram

      I am happy you had that time together!

      2 weeks ago
      1. Avril

        Me, too.

        1 week ago
  12. Josie

    Serenity~~ a sense of coming home to the unifying Love deep within. This evokes deep gratitude in me.

    2 weeks ago
  13. Laura

    I wouldn’t label peace or calm a sensation, but that’s what arises.

    2 weeks ago
  14. Butterfly

    Calmness, peace and a sense of joy. All my senses also become more acute so I notice sounds, see colours more brightly and feel the relaxation of my muscles. Ahh, that is better!

    2 weeks ago
  15. Michele

    Peacefulness and Presence

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Michele, I’m very familiar with that during my guided meditation sessions.

      2 weeks ago
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