“I once saw a pseudo-Buddhist graffito that read, “Don’t just do something – sit there!” It’s humorous, but it’s also a good spiritual directive. Where the ego would have us believe, “I’ve got to do something! I’ve got to do something!” the spirit would have us remember, “The best thing I could possibly do would be to sit down and quietly seek the peace of God.”
The Western mind, particular, is bent on the notion that we must do something all the time. However, when we remember that consciousness precedes matter, we recognize that serenity is more than a beautiful feeling. It’s an essential strength. An agitated mind creates an agitated world, which then creates more agitated minds, which then create a more agitated world. But moments of sacred silence break the vicious cycle. And that is why the cultivation of such moments is one of our wands. It harmonizes everything.”
Marianne Williamson in “Everyday Grace”
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