This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Flower Stillness

A flower doesn’t make itself grow. In the Spring it arises from stillness and in the Fall it returns from where it came. This occurs naturally from its own stillness, it needs no assistance…

When the stillness of a flower is seen as life itself and not as the flower, at this point the flower will truly be seen; this is how one begins to understand themselves. When the stillness within is seen as life itself and not as a person you will truly see yourself; when that happens life begins to be seen as it truly is. It will be in the seeing of stillness that you will understand the stillness of the flower.

Enjoy life, but the enjoyment is not in the things experienced, joy is in stillness. Conditioning produces noise, stillness produces joy. That which most seek to enjoy is noise, joy cannot be attained because it‘s already within a person and one cannot attain that which is already possessed, but this will only be noticed when there is stillness.

Find a place to sit where it’s 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 can be counted before the mind wanders. I get to about fifty and no matter how hard I concentrate the mind wanders. When I started doing this I could get to six. This is one tool used in developing the discipline to discover stillness. When one knows what the noise is, it will be known what stillness is. Just watch the flower, don’t label it, just watch it, the flower doesn’t label itself, through the stillness it simply arises. It never consciously does anything, out of the stillness of the Universe it appears. In stillness is where all life arises from because stillness itself is life, as it is with a flower…

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