Doing doesn’t get it done, in stillness all arises. A flower doesn’t make itself grow. In the Spring it arises from the Universe and in the fall it returns. This occurs from its own stillness, nothing is needed to be done.
When the stillness of a flower is seen as life itself and not as the flower, it is then that one will see the flower. That is how we will start to understand ourselves. When we see the stillness of ourselves as life itself and not as a person, it is then that we will truly see ourselves. And when that happens one begins to understand their life. It will be in understanding stillness that you will understand the stillness of the flower.
Enjoy your life, but the enjoyment is not in the things of life, that is experience, joy is stillness. Conditioning produces noise, stillness produces joy. That which you seek to enjoy is noise, joy cannot be attained because it is already there and you cannot attain that which you already possess. But you will only know this in stillness.
Find a place to sit where its quiet. sit and be mindful of each breath, not you breathing in and out, but how each breath occurs on its own. Sit with this mindfulness. Watch how many breaths you count before the mind wanders. I get to about thirty five sometimes forty and no matter how hard I concentrate it wanders. When I started doing this I could count to six. This is one method used in developing the discipline to discover your inner stillness. When you know what the noise is, you will then understand the stillness. Just watch the flower, don’t label it, just watch it, the flower never labelled itself, through the stillness it arose. It never consciously did anything, out of the stillness of the Universe it appeared. In stillness is where all of life arise from, because stillness itself is life; just ask the flower.