Tag Archives: Stillness

The power of nothing

The planet is awakening to the fact that nothing is primary and all else is secondary. “Do you know how to do nothing?” asked Lao Tsu in The Sutra of the Way and its Power. He was asking if we know how to align ourselves with the power of the divine intelligence so that when nothing is done, nothing remains undone. Zen master Michael Elliston: “If you can sit and do nothing, then you can do virtually anything.”

Restless men

The anonymous author of the fourteenth century spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing wrote that the book would not be helpful to readers who “can neither sit still, stand still, nor lie still, unless they be either wagging with their feet or doing something with their hands.” Such men also make poor candidates for counselling.