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Chapter 1 - Silence & Stillness

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

The equivalent of external noise is the inner noise of thinking, and the equivalent of external silence is inner stillness. Whenever there is silence around you, listen to it. Pay attention to it. Listening to silence awakens stillness within you, because it’s only through stillness that you can be aware of silence.

See that in the moment of noticing the silence, you are not thinking. When you become aware of silence, there is immediately a state of inner still alertness, and at this point you are present. True intelligence operates silently, and stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.

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