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Be Still

Take time each day to be still. In being still, you can calm the stormy waters, and allow the sun and the moon to be reflected on the surface of Your being. And feel the peace and serenity that is always present within.
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Tina Su is a mom, a wife, a lover of Apple products and a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) for our motivational community: Think Simple Now. She is obsessed with encouraging and empowering people to lead conscious and happy lives. Subscribe to new inspiring stories each week. You can also subscribe to Tina on Facebook.

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9 thoughts on Be Still

  1. This is a good a relaxing post.

  2. AL

    I just discovered your blog. First of all the design caught my attention. It’s so simple and pretty. Then I found your content to be highly interesting. So I immediately subscribed and starred 10+ posts to read later.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Hi Tina,

    This post reminded me of a poem by Robert Frost that has a similar meaning; however, he takes a “lighter” approach:

    “We dance round in circles and suppose,
    But the Secret sits in the middle, and knows”

    R.F.

    Can’t wait to hear about your adventures! Be safe.

    Bruce

  4. A simple little post to remind us to take time to enjoy our present.

    Let take some time each day to smell the flowers that we come across in each day of our lives.

  5. Perhaps the state of being is all there is. Furthermore, maybe Being has nothing to do with anything outside us, no objects. Also internally, maybe nothing effects Being either because our thoughts, feelings, and even our bodies are objects. Anybody who is observant enough realizes that all objects are constantly changing. If that is the case then being-ness always remains the same, in the moment, never changing. I have memories from my childhood and when I think about how I felt then, I notice I still feel the same except everything around me changed. Even my thoughts change, feelings change. All objects will change in time. I realize that being-ness does not know time, space, or objects. Just like your memories perceive no time, space or objects around them. If the understanding that being-ness never dies or changes form, what is time compared to being and how we perceive time? When I imagine ‘no time’ then what comes to mind is forever-ness. Yet what is forever-ness compared to time? In time, forever-ness does not exist. Therefore, being-ness as compared to forever-ness cannot travel within the realm of time. Being-ness does not exist on a continuous line of time. Being-ness is forever always there. Being-ness is all there is, all there ever was, and all there will ever be. Conceivably if being-ness is all there ever was then it was before anything at all, even before the universe of all creation. Yet, what were you being before creation? Just Being, to say you were being ‘something’ is to merge with an object and you are not an object.

    Being-ness is the only thing that exists and ever will exist. Everything else is identifying with an object. Fear, pain, and suffering are the misidentification of being-ness to an object outside of pure being-ness. You identify these objects with who you think you are in the ego of will to receive through self-interest, the body, everything in which effects you. Objects (ranging from thoughts, feelings, body, and anything else you can perceive) flow into our lives, show us things about ourselves, and then leave. Being-ness is on going, unchanging or effected, always present in every moment.

    Many Words to Explain Beingness
    State of Being and Being-ness is all there is. There are many words and understandings to explain this. You could easily use the word: Consciousness or I AM-NESS in the place of Being-ness and get the same result. Hence, what one is meant by: I AM THAT I AM. To say I am love or I am being love is to misunderstand ones true self which is relate-able to no object of emotion or feeling. Therefore, love is a State of Being and is the natural State of Being of everyone in this reality. Deep down that is who all of us really are as human beings.

  6. This is really nice. Thanks.

    I remember listening to someone (Malcolm Gladwell, I think) talking about a study he did on the CEO’s of a whole lot of Fortune 500 companies and throughout every study, there was only one consistent element: every single one of them took time out of their day to sit by themselves and be still.

    If it’s good enough for them, surely it’s good enough for us.

  7. Kat

    you know, this really smart person wrote this first. It actually reads:
    “Be still, and know that I am God”

    That is where true peace comes in. knowing in your heart and soul that everything rests in His hands…knowing that your heart is safe in the palm of His hand. knowing that no matter what you do, He is still the one in charge. knowing that our personal screw ups, no matter how crazy, are not big enough to rattle God and the universe. That is what brings me peace.

    -im not being judgemental or pushy…that is not my heart at all…im just noting…ya know?

    -Kk

  8. Hi Tina,

    You have a very nice blog and your style of writing is amazing !! God Bless !

    cheers
    Josh

  9. Wonderful web site. Plenty of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks to your sweat!

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