Welcome to Stillness Speaks
Stillness Speaks is a preeminent resource for self inquiry and self exploration – the endless journey of self realization. We offer works of teachers (luminaries), and wisdom traditions (paths), both historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, indigenous and otherwise. Our approach is integral – all are welcome!
“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can give the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
“… Write a thousand luminous secrets upon the wall of existence so that even a blind man will know where we are, and join us in this Love! … ~ Hafizread more
“… we are distilling the diverse expressions of this perennial wisdom … Stripping away the trappings of time and culture, we are collectively discovering that the essence of awakening is simply …” ~ Peter Russellread more
“… God [The Self] is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere …” ~ Carl Jung quoting St.Bonaventureread more
Notable Posts from our Archives
“The solitary life, being silent, clears away the smoke-screen of words … In solitude we remain face to face with the naked being of things …” ~ Thomas Mertonread more
“Zen … basically means meditation or meditative absorption.” ~ Henry Shukman
See preview video clips of Jeremy in Zen and the West: Finding Peace in Troubled Times … and Henry in One Bright Pearl …read more
“Vigilance is sacred, quiet, peaceful vigil at the flame of truth.” Gangaji
From Gangaji’s book Freedom and Resolve. “If you are truly vigilant you will discover yourself as not separate from truth.”read more
“Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
The greatest mystery of all: as your journey progresses, you will discover that there truly is only one teacher and that teacher is ultimately found within. Until then, we have many sages that guide us along … or illuminate the way …. we are honored to offer a small sampling of these luminaries … a list that will grow with time.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
We offer explorations into the “many paths up the mountain:” from Christian to Sufi, from Zen to Hindu, Kabbalist to Kashmir Shaivism, Advaitic to Indigenous, from philosophical to atheist, from spiritual to scientific – an endless list, that will continue to grow ! …