The mountain forms a perfect reflection in the still water; silence allows the inherent sounds of nature e.g. bird song, to be clearly heard.
Stillness is the rhythm of slowing down, pausing, stopping. We focus our attention on the ebb and flow of our breath and the beat of our heart. We learn to explore the silence within and without. We access the lessons of stillness: wisdom, compassion and empathy.
Stillness is the rhythm where we truly ‘see’. We stop so we can feel our feelings, hear our thoughts and see how we are actually living our lives.
The shadow side of stillness is being numb, cold and cut off from our feelings and life force.