Welcome to Stillness Speaks
“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can give the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
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!
There are two kinds of intelligence:
as a child in school
memorizes facts and concepts
There is another …
one already completed
and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox.
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” …enlightenment is the end of the one who cares about being enlightened or unenlightened..” -Joan Tollifson
“Whenever there is confusion and seeking, it’s a clue that thought is busy chasing its own tail. Actuality is simple.“ Continue Joan Tollifson’s compelling exploration of the Simplicity of What Is in Part 4 of this seven part series.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 ! …