Week 22 – Sit Quietly Amidst the Tumult

That guy Mark is pretty smart. He knew if he had asked us to do this week’s task within the first few weeks, people would have run away in droves.

Sit quietly with NO electronics or distractions, no reading novels, no talking, no music, QUIET, for an entire day.

Wow, even after this many weeks listening to our manical leader I am not sure I can handle this. What a challenge!


So I have spent some time over the last few days listening to a recording by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, and have picked out a couple of gems which may help me, and you, to become quiet. I think of this as “preparing” myself for the “Big Quiet”.

Deepak speaks of sitting quietly, with the chatter that goes on in our heads, and calls the brief moment between when your mind jumps from one thought to the next “The Gap”. He says focusing on this sliver of quietness is the key.

“Slip into the gap, have the desire, release the attachment to the outcome and let the Universe handle the details. It is handling them all the time anyway.” …  “In pure love, you no longer feel separate from the Beloved.You ARE the Beloved.”  -Deepak Chopra

Deepak also led me to the following wonderful passage, something that I am going to have to meditate upon….

“The same stream of life that runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measure runs through my veins night and day. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.”  -Rabindranath Tagore

Beautiful writing to say the least. So much wisdom comes from India.

Be at peace.


17 thoughts on “Week 22 – Sit Quietly Amidst the Tumult

  1. dbernstrom

    Yes, I’m amazed when I think back to the first week and imagine being asked to do this. I just attempted 5 days of which 1 1/2 were successful. Enough to know I’m doing it regularly from now on (in shorter segments to start and with better plans…) Love the “gap”, will use the gems to prepare for the next one.

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  2. Dave Bernstrom

    Better for you as you can choose the mug. cafepress.com and search “compass mug” My wife got the one with the compass opposite the handle, I’m ordering one with it 90 degrees from the handle and a go mug to boot.

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  3. dannycl

    Ah Ha! Slip into the cap! Never thought of that. I at times of trying to turn off the thoughts or voices in my head I came up with a solution. It is however temporary but did work. Picture your thoughts as if they are plugged into a power outlet. As you focus on this outlet reach over and unplug the cord. Instant quite but only for a few seconds. Perhaps with more focus I can keep it unplugged longer.
    Mahalo for the post.



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