806. Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. ~Lao Tzu

Whenever there is stillness
there is the still small voice,
God speaking from the whirlwind,
nature’s old song and dance…
~Annie Dillard


“I have often wondered whether especially those days when we are forced to remain idle are not precisely the days spent in the most profound activity. Whether our actions themselves, even if they do not take place until later, are nothing more than the last reverberations of a vast movement that occurs within us during idle days. In any case, it is very important to be idle with confidence, with devotion, possibly even with joy. The days when even our hands do not stir are so exceptionally quiet that it is hardly possible to raise them without hearing a whole lot.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ~Exodus 14:14  ✝

**The image in my photo is of still waters in a local pond.

11 thoughts on “806. Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. ~Lao Tzu

  1. sometimes, when I am frustratingly sidelined, bemoaning having to take a break, to rest, to do nothing—I often think of it as God’s way of making me silly business still, so I can move my focus from the trivial to the more sublime which is found in the silliness of Him–
    a lovely reflection my friend —- easy to be still today as the thermometer hovers at triple digits

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    • It has been hitting the triple digits here too. And of course Paris and the Rhine are back down to their lovely lower temps now that we are gone. I hope you have a had a good day, my friend. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤


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