The Stillness Within

What You Seek Is Within

I will never forget that day; it was then that I found what I had been searching for in those far-off places, and I didn’t even have to leave the country. With my eyes closed in meditation, I felt the most profound peace and connection. I felt as if I had found my real home, and it was inside of me. It is a place of deep silence, comfort, and love. —Sarah McLean

We have  what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time it will make itself known to us. —Thomas Merton

All that you seek is already within you.

In Hinduism it is called the Atman; in Buddhism, the pure Buddha-mind.

Christ said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.”

Quakers call it the “still, small voice within.”

This is the space of full awareness that is in harmony with all the universe, and thus is wisdom itself.

Every new level of meditation, every new understanding of who you really are, attunes you more delicately to this space so that you can hear and be guided by your inner voice more clearly.

Time and time again your attachments may veil this truth from you. Your attachments lead you to seek outside of yourself for answers that can only come from your own heart.

Each time you lose contact with that inner awareness, you need only meditate. For through meditation you will hear that inner “click,” that sense of rightness about what you are doing.

Your answers are unique. Listen with your heart.

— Ram Dass, Journey of Awakening

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