‘Opening to stillness and stepping back from our thinking mind is not necessarily comfortable.’

Still thinking: Gabrielle Scott on how stillness alters our perception of the world – and ourselves

‘Everything is part of a manifestation of spirit.’ | Photo: Josh Marshall on Unsplash.

Do you sometimes find yourself pondering a blank page, enjoying its emptiness? Emptiness that is full of potential, the promise of creation. It’s a bit like the silent stillness that we find in Quaker meetings, meditation or quiet moments in nature – where we ‘step back’ from the noise of the world and our thoughts into a place of quiet awareness. It’s not an absence that we find when we do this.

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