Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stillness- Dag Hammarskjöld

“Simplicity is to experience reality, not in relation to ourselves but in its 
holy independence. Simplicity is to see, judge and act from the point 
where we are resting within ourselves. How much then does not fall 
away! And how much of the rest does not fall into place? 

Resting in the centre of our being we meet a world where everything, in 
the same way, is resting in it self. Thus the tree is a mystery, the cloud 
a revelation, the human being a cosmos whose richness we perceive in 
glimpses. For the simple person, life is simple but it opens up a book 
in which we never reach the first syllable”. 

To understand – through stillness 
To act – from stillness 
To win – in stillness"

--Dag Hammarskjöld, from “Markings”. 

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