and lots of reasons to be even more still. i have more positions of responsibility at work now and I’m finding that being still is a great first response to many of the apparent crises that come up. few, if any, are really crises at all!
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easier and more difficult in summer when teachers like me have off. more time and less structure takes some getting used to. it’s tempting to fill up my days with as much business as I can, but I’m more free to work in time to be still, to take a bike ride, to go hiking, to do yoga.
lately, i’ve been the wrong kind of still, the kind of stillness that comes from paralysis by anxiety.
this amazing talk about the brain gave me a new way of thinking about stillness and quieting the mind. especially when she talks about the right hemisphere of the human brain.
even aside from that, its a wonderful talk about a brain scientist having a stroke, realizing it, and studying her own brain.