I have come to find that it's in stillness with God where fears are calmed, where I can truly say "it is well with my soul," where I can walk with confidence because God is holding everything together. We become overcome with fear of a fruitless future if something noteworthy doesn’t start. If we want true everlasting happiness we will only find it in the silence, in the stillness and in the now. It’s been ignored and looked at with fear and disgust. It symbolises the victory over the passions, the victory brought to the world by Christ Who has come and shall come again. Mental stillness, which is the centre of the spiritual tradition of our Church, is the prefiguration of the eternal Sabbath wherein the Lord entered after having accomplished all His works. This is not a place to fear but a place to embrace, a place to heal, and a place to remember. Mental stillness, which is the centre of the spiritual tradition of our Church, is the prefiguration of the eternal Sabbath wherein the Lord entered after having accomplished all His works. Stillness will help you loosen your grip on doing so you can be with God. To be loved. Allowed to let their thoughts and minds wander and imagine. 2) The gift of stillness has minimized that cultural phenomenon we call the ‘fear of missing out’. When all it needed was to be seen. Scripture assures us that if we are still we will come to know God, but arriving at stillness is easier said than done. Fear of Stillness and the Mindful Christian January 23, 2020 Cedar Hills We’ve been looking at different fears we hold and putting them in line with the truth of the Gospel. 1) I pay closer attention to where and with whom I spend my energy when not practicing stillness. However, fear is dependent on movement; it is a form of constant activity. The power and light of knowledge which turns the “fear-snake” into a rope, comes from this strong inner still point. It's a fascinating book, leading through myth, religion, philosophy, sociology, natural history and literature to a place of stillness … It is there where everything will make sense. The slow-boiling panic becomes shared and the uneasy stillness subtly raises hairs more than any banging percussion or slayed guitar. Let alone do nothing – even the ‘idea’ of being still made me anxious because back then I was full of fear and not trusting the process of life. Tagged as: "Be still, and know that I am God." These names themselves are often formed by taking a Greek prefix that represents the fear object and adding the -phobia suffix. The first part of this article is quoted from a webinar by the HeartMath Institute: Before you start to read this, take a few minutes to do heart-focused breathing with a positive feeling in your heart. “To bring this life to a certain state of stillness, one must completely dissociate with the activity of the mind.” Enjoy! When they feel fear or anger in the future maybe they will be able to identify it because they’ve been taught stillness so much. The fear of missing out (FOMO) has become pervasive in society. Teens and adults text while driving, because the possibility of a social connection is … I love this line from lesson 291 of A Course in Miracles. Notice the feeling of looking out at others and the world from this embodied, connected, open-hearted awareness. 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