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
“… Awakening has nothing to do with the achievement of a special state of consciousness. It has everything to do with presence and openness …” ~ Amoda Maa
“… The formless Absolute is my Father, and God with form is my Mother …” ~ Kabir
“You are perfect just as you are, and there’s room for improvement.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
Notable Posts from our Archives
“… The real treasure in this moment is always to be found in the awareness of this moment, not in the content of our experience …” ~ Nirmala
“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 Merton
There is nothing more essential or primal in our experience than this Knowing Being…This essential Knowing of our own Being is what is referred to by the word Happiness. ~ Rupert Spira
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 ! …