Monday, 18 April 2011

Stillness and Creativity

 "If we are always active, if we are always listening to the noise of the outside world, we forget that our heart will guide us if if only we listen. We forget where the source of our creation comes from - stillness.
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Stillness establishes a connection with our own heart, and each heart is connected to the heart of humanity, the universal wisdom....
In stillness you can listen to your heart, and when you listen, you will know what you are here to give."

~ an extract from Gautama Chopra 'Child of The dawn'

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20 comments:

Elisabeth Firsching said...

So it is!
Lovely picture!
Greetings from Austria
Elisabeth

April Jarocka said...

Beautiful Jessie...we need to be still more often in this busy world for sure!

Rosie said...

Terrific photo.

A mermaid in the attic said...

So true Jessie, so very true. We've forgotten we need quiet and stillness to be truly ourselves.

liZZie said...

Thanks Jessie, I so needed to read that quote today... ♥

Karen said...

Thanks Jessie for these truest of words on this beautiful spring day. x

Jessie said...

You're very welcome. :)I took this photo of the lone tree yesterday and then happened upon the words last night while I was reading the book. I felt them very appropriate too.xx

maría cecilia said...

Hola Jessie, your illustrations are completely wonderful, such a talent you have. I have enjoyed so much visiting you and your lovely blog.
hugs from Chile

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Jessie..beautiful post..wise words..and such a gorgeous photo. Stillness is pure music to me..it is where i feel nourished and feel alive and where all things flow in harmony! Wonderful post!
Victoria~

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Hi Jessie, isn't the weather just glorious! Hope your having a brill time!
A weird thing sometimes, I'm more still in my mind when busy than sitting still. Body busy, mind still!
Body still,mind busy!
I'm just complicated lol!
loads of lovexx
Julie
P.s Sad news about Debs and David. Glad they can still keep their market open!

rex said...

stillness is my favorite place...

Caroline said...

What a lovely photo and love the words too!

renilde said...

Lovely to read and to be remembered of the stillness, thanks x

Jessie said...

I need to be reminded of it too! ;)x

Amalia K said...

Such a lovely, soothing post, Jessie! I can honestly feel peace just by looking at that solitary tree.

And thank you for your kind words on my last post, you're just so sweet. :)

ari said...

to find that rhythm of stillness is a wonderful gift.

beautiful post jess, thanks for sharing.

xx

GreenWhisper said...

Ooops! Jess those couple of comments was me. was gonna email you when i realised but couldnt find your addy. just wanted to let you know :o)

xx

rachel awes said...

oh yes.
necessary stillness.
i am so w/you.
listening & quieting
alongside you. xo

Ces said...

Jessie! What a beautiful and perfect image for your post. I always love solitary trees. Ah yes, modern society has blindly pushed us to frenzied activity, elation and hedonism. We have lost the art of melancholy.

Jessie said...

I've enjoyed some much needed stillness these last few days. So essential to 'recharge our batteries' isn't it?x