The Art of Staying Still: Everything You Need is Right Here

Elaine Mead
Aug 25 · 4 min read

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“One is reminded, at a level deeper than all words, how making a living and making a life sometimes point in opposite directions.” — Pico Iyer

I love a sense of movement in my life. I’d even go so far as to say I’m slightly addicted to it.

“We’re always trying to fix things, when maybe all we need to do with them, as with the weather, is sit still and know they’ll always change before long.” — Pico Iyer

I am learning a new lesson. This fuel I keep seeking, this desire for constant renewal, is not really growth or healing.

“Sitting still as a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it.” — Pico Iyer

It is in the sitting that we can begin to find the answers we’ve been desperately seeking.

“The romantic, said Nietzsche, is someone who always wants to be elsewhere. The realist is therefore the one who finds his Heaven where he stands.” — Pico Iyer

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