Absolute stillness permeated this scene. Nobody was there, even the leaves on the trees were still. After taking the image I went and sat on the bench and just enjoyed the quietness. A rustling sound caught my ear and suddenly, as if appearing from nowhere, I saw a squirrel looking up at me. A thought came: “Stillness always gives birth to squirrels of insight.” Perhaps that’s why we learn so much in the midst of stillness. It offers us a truer perception of things and ourselves.
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