When you look at people around, rarely do you see human beings in stillness. People are endlessly in motion and this endless motion seems to gain speed every year. We cannot be still. We are on the go, with no breaks. We all know how hard it was to still the body when we first started practicing meditation. Maybe you still struggle with this simple, but yet often almost impossible, action of sitting still.
The legs were falling asleep, the back muscles were aching, we felt itchy everywhere…and much more. Once we were settled with the body we faced even bigger challenges by trying to still the mind. Who said nothing can go faster then the speed of light? We know how fast the mind races when we force it into stillness. We can be in different parts of the world in one moment, we can travel through time in a second, we can move between extreme emotions in an instant.
So why, for most of us, is being still so difficult?
Because nothing, inside or outside us, is still.
Read the full article here by Shakti Mhi.