thinking that still\ness is a part of the 24/7 dance. the together aloneness.. that makes the dance dance.. and keeps the dance dancing. the juice/energy that lasts/thrives coming from being quiet enough.

Susan Cain – the restorative niche.. which can be found in togetherness and/or aloneness and/or wilderness..

pascal quiet law

makes me think of John Cage.

and echo chamber ness

and improv\e.

be still



me still.. and still going..


Pico Iyer, tedsalonny 2014:

develop the most attentive eyes – by sitting still…

by going nowhere – in order to sit still long enough to find out what moves you most to recall where your truest happiness lies, and to realize that something making a living and making  a life point in opposite directions

trip to korea – lasted 2 days… the learning from it – reflecting on it – has lasted 24 yrs

one of our greatest luxuries – the empty space

room to breathe

it’s the time i’ve spent going nowhere that’s going to sustain me.. allows you to bring stillness into the moment

something in us is crying out for the sense of intimacy and depth that we get from people like that who take the time and trouble to sit still

it’s only by stepping back and then further back and holding still that we can begin to see what the canvas means and to catch the larger picture. a few people do that for us by going nowhere.

imagine 7 billion + people doing that everyday.

in an age of acceleration.. nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. in an age of distraction nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. in an age of constant movement nothing is so urgent as sitting still.

if you want to come back home, alive, full of fresh hope, in love with the world… you might want to try considering going nowhere.


on Jobs trip to india..
In an interview with Walter Isaacson for his biography, Jobs said:
If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes things worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.


i am still in a personal/material/local/global house. i walk/move/connect/listen to/with everyone and no one.


i/we appear a mess, (the it is me though i’m never just me ness) yet in the still\ness one can see/feel/hear a stream.

of conscience.

mine/ours is equity. everyone finding/doing/being their fittingness..

[perhaps most people today need some type of detox to get back to a natural state of mind that allows for still ness]

oh. the dance.


keeping quiet read by Pablo Neruda read by SylviaBoorstein

via Maria

(rest of words on her page)

If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death.

perhaps we try still\ness over solitary..


via Maria..

..unable to inhabit the stillness of the middles. – @brainpicker  – I enjoy continuing. – Sarah Manguso