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Being Still


“The fruit of silence is tranquility”

The biggest obstacle to obtaining a feeling of peace within you is the constant anxiety your past and future causes you. Your mind is another huge impediment to your inner peace. It’s the identification with every thought your mind has that causes much of your inner turmoil. All your life, your mind has been running the show. often on autopilot. It’s time for you to take the controls and become the pilot. Finding inner stillness is only possible when you develop the ability to turn off all thoughts as if you’re turning off the water faucet.

Somehow, most people have lost touch with the truth when it comes to how to find inner peace. Inner peace is quieting your mind, living vibrantly in this very moment and feeling completely still inside no matter the chaos happening in your physical world.  You are inner peace. The secret and magic of happiness and abundance is already there within.

This shot was taken during the winter in New Zealand (for all you Northern Hemispheric-types, around July 4th). As we descended along a serpentine-like highway down the mountain, we were presented with this striking vista. The mist in the valley and the glow in the sky after the sun had passed being the mountains was enchanting. It was getting dark fast and the glow was disappearing, so we had to think fast! After a very abrupt stop, a short scramble along the brown meadow, we found the perfect vantage point. Everything seemed to be frozen in time with not even the fog moving or even a wisp of breeze – it seemed like magic!

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6 responses

  1. Belle image… “Le fruit du silence est la tranquilité” Joli…

    Comment découvrir ceux qui suivent mon blog photo sur wordpress ? 225 personnes…

    J’espère que vous allez bien.

    May 14, 2012 at 7:46 am

  2. jimdenham

    Beautiful image and words Erik!

    May 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

  3. a beautiful writing and a great image to accompany it!

    May 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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