I have been reading three to four books per week lately. That is what I call a treat.
One of the pearls which was recommended to me by a close friend in London is „The Art of Stillness – Adventures in going nowhere“, by Pico Lyer. He underlines the importance of finding balance in motion and stillness so we become more aware of the now and our current surroundings.
In the age of speed we learn to rediscover slowness. In an age of distraction, we learn to appreciate attention. In the reality of huge amounts of information, we engage with we are invited to relearn the art of emptiness. This all corresponds very much with my life’s reality.
Sometimes I feared aloneness and emptiness. But we don’t get rid of our shadows by trying to jump over them. And so I learn to slow down and to stand or sit and watch my shadow. More and more I love... going nowhere.
Jikan refers to the silence between two thoughts. Hidden in Jikan is a beautiful pearl. One of awareness and of being alive.
I like to travel. And the more I travel and enjoy being in motion the more I enjoy travelling to nowhere and then discovering the beauty of being anywhere. Here. Now.
Contemplation, Meditation and stillness doesn’t guarantee satisfaction and pleasure. But it helps me become more in touch with reality in and around me. I become more authentic and real by allowing my soul and emotions to find a space and voice.
„If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because i fit isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.“ Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz