Saturday, November 21, 2015



"You do not need to do anything; you do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You do not even need to listen; just wait. You do not even need to wait; just become still, quiet and solitary and the world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet." -- Franz Kafka

Since STILLNESS is the most essential spiritual practice, I will be staying with this theme for a while.  That quote is one of my all-time favorites.  But I know it is not as easy as the quote suggests.  This is a life long journey and, for most of us, there will only be a few of these totally ecstatic moments or peak experiences as Abraham Maslow puts it.  Maslow described these peak experiences as he studied very happy and healthy people.  As he continued his research, he found that it is possible to stay on a plateau of a certain amount of ecstasy for long periods of time. 

So, this practice is definitely worth the effort.  There will be many ups and downs, detours and delays.  But this present moment is wonderful.  Begin again.      

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