A Hope in Being A Couch Potato: Inner Stillness

If a person truly is inwardly and outwardly still as she gets in touch with her inner power, there is hope in her being a couch potato.

People can tap into their inner power by listening to the stillness within themselves.  The stillness within is the powerful or vital source of energy at the very core of a person.   It is what Author Gary Zukav in Seat of the Soul calls our “authentic power”.

Matisse woman on couch

In the stillness, people create a sacred space where they can experience the divine and that which is beyond and greater than themselves.  Because the stillness within is where people make room for the spiritual part of themselves, it is also a place for the renewal of hope.

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time,” says Herman Hesse.  It is in that place of stillness that the Bible says we can “know God”, and Rainer Maria Rilke says, “comes the knowing that in me there is a space for a second, large, and timeless life.”

In stillness people are able to connect with and find peace and hope in new and greater thoughts, ideas, and the vastness of the universe and the divine.

When there is stillness within the inner self, there is clarity. From this still place, Willa Cather said, “Life rushes from within”.

Now is an opportunity for stillness.  Take a moment and watch this beautiful YouTube video with the song “In the Stillness” by Karen Drucker.

2 comments on “A Hope in Being A Couch Potato: Inner Stillness

  1. Pat Cegan says:

    I spend long hours, days even, in silence. It was not easy for me to learn to be silent but now I cherish this time. I spent a lot of time thinking about what was the role of silence in our spiritual lives. For me, it is about quieting down my life, about going within, and about listening to the Divine. I like your post very much and look forward to reading more. Hugs, pat


    • Connie Wayne says:

      Pat, I am glad you liked my post and left me and others a thought about the role of silence in your life. I hope you will return again or subscribe to read more. With gratitude, Connie


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