Stillness & silence as part of what we are

One aspect of what we are is stillness & silence.

Over the last few years, I have tended to focus on the oneness aspect of what I am, and finding myself as capacity for it all.

Before then, and perhaps especially in the years following the initial awakening shift, I did pay much more attention to the stillness & silence side of it, and somehow that got “lost” for a while.

That’s OK, and it may be time to intentionally notice it more again.

STILLNESS & SILENCE

In a sense, oneness and capacity are the two ends of the polarity of what we are. And somewhere in the zone inbetween is the silence and stillness of what we are.

We are capacity for that silence and tillness, and that silence and stillness come out of and are aspects of finding ourselves as capacity for our field of experience.

We could say that love comes out of finding ourselves as oneness, and silence and stillness come out of finding ourselves as capacity.

THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF & STILLNESS & SILENCE

There is also a practical side to finding ourselves as silence and stillness, as my friend Amy H. reminded me of.

When a contraction comes up, and I notice there is something out of alignment with oneness in how I relate to it and how it operates in me and my life, I can….

Find myself as capacity for the world. (This helps me get into it.) Find myself as stillness and silence. Notice the contraction as stillness and silence.

And rest here for a while.

In a sense, and this is one place where words fall short, this reminds the contraction of what it is. It helps the contraction find itself as this silence and stillness. And that helps it align more consciously with oneness. It helps it rest and unravel and find some peace.

A MISSING PIECE

For me, this has been a missing piece lately.

I have met these contractions in different ways… befriending, dialog, listening, finding love for, notice as part of oneness, notice their true nature is capacity, and so on.

And one missing piece has been this silence and stillness.

When I find myself as it, and the contraction as it, something different does happen. It is, as Amy calls it, a dissolver.

INITIAL DRAFT

One aspect of what we are is stillness & silence. 

Over the last few years, I have tended to focus on the oneness aspect of what I am, and finding myself as capacity for it all. 

Before then, and perhaps especially in the years following the initial awakening shift, I did pay much more attention to the stillness & silence side of it, and somehow that got “lost” for a while. 

That’s OK, and it may be time to intentionally notice it more again.

SILENCE & STILLNESS

In a sense, oneness and capacity are the two ends of the polarity of what we are. And somewhere in the zone inbetween is the silence and stillness of what we are. 

We are capacity for that silence and tillness, and that silence and stillness come out of and are aspects of finding ourselves as capacity for our field of experience. 

We could say that love comes out of finding ourselves as oneness, and silence and stillness come out of finding ourselves as capacity.

THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF SILENCE & STILLNESS

There is also a practical side to finding ourselves as silence and stillness, as my friend Amy H.reminded me of. 

When a contraction comes up, and I notice there is something out of alignment with oneness in how I relate to it and how it operates in me and my life, I can….

Find myself as capacity for the world. (This helps me get into it.) Find myself as stillness and silence. Notice the contraction as stillness and silence. 

And rest here for a while. 

In a sense, and this is one place where words fall short, this reminds the contraction of what it is. It helps the contraction find itself as this silence and stillness. And that helps it align more consciously with oneness. It helps it rest and unravel and find some peace.

A MISSING PIECE 

For me, this has been a missing piece lately. 

I have met these contractions in different ways… befriending, dialog, listening, finding love for, notice as part of oneness, notice their true nature is capacity, and so on. 

And one missing piece has been this silence and stillness. 

When I find myself as it, and the contraction as it, something different does happen. It is, as Amy calls it, a dissolver.

INITIAL NOTES & FRAGMENTS

Stillness / silence
What we are + what contractions are
We come home to ourselves, the contractions come home, show them what they are
Something I knew and did intentionally for a long time, a long time ago
Lately, have circled around it, trauma came up,
Now, time to get back into, literally
Of course, can never leave it, can only appear to,

If don’t notice myself as stillness&silence, and allow it to take me and the contraction, then a vital piece missing,

I tend to focus on oneness and capacity, and have overlooked/not paid much attention to the silence&stillness aspect of what I am. It has an important role and function. Is, in a sense, in the zone between oneness and capacity.

For me… notice myself as capacity for it all, then also as stillness&silence, and then notice the contraction as stillness&silence too. Inviting it to notice itself as stillness and silence.

That’s OK, and it may be time to intentionally notice it more again.

The function of words is to make distinctions, and words can highligh differentiations a bit too much, but I’ll still try to talk about how I experience these things.

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