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
“… Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive …” ~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama
“… Zen wasn’t—had never been—about individual revelation. That was all very well, but the core of Zen was sharing …” ~ Henry Shukman
“… I am the infinite and the eternal. The hidden treasure is in me …” ~ Kaygusuz Abdal
Notable Posts from our Archives
“… we are rediscovering a wisdom that has been rediscovered many times in many cultures … a different mode of awareness that leads to a greater sense of inner peace and a more harmonious relationship with the world …” ~ Peter Russell
…even the most unpleasant thoughts can be met with unconditional love. ~ Byron Katie
Stillness Speaks continues to introduce The Work, Byron Katie’s practical process of personal inquiry. This post concludes the series.
Live this day as if the earth exhales blessings in your direction …
Continue reading to enjoy Danna’s full poem …
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 ! …