“To maintain peace in the world,
first maintain peace inside of you.
A restless mind can never generate beneficial ideas.”
“True restfulness, though, is a form of awareness,
a way of being in life.
It is living ordinary life with a sense of ease,
gratitude, appreciation, peace and prayer.
We are restful when ordinary life is enough.”
“If a solution fails to appear …
and yet we feel success is just around the corner,
try resting for a while. …
Like the early morning frost, this intellectual refreshment
withers the parasitic and nasty vegetation
that smothers the good seed.
Bursting forth at last is the flower of truth.”
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
“You rest now.
Rest for longer than you are used to resting.
Make a stillness around you, a field of peace.
Your best work, the best time of your life
will grow out of this peace.”
“The most valuable thing
we can do for the psyche, occasionally,
is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room,
not try to be or do anything whatever.”