We react to stress. We all know what it’s like to feel afflicted by stress, especially these days when so often our attention seems to be pulled in all directions. We react to stress with a myriad of symptoms, such as anxiety, restlessness, pain, creative block, fatigue and sleeplessness.
We seek rest. Sometimes we find rest, usually fleetingly. We might drift off into a soothing daydream or find precious moments when we discover that we are doing nothing in particular. But most of the time, rest can seem elusive. In our yearning for rest, we plan more things to do in order to arrive at its door.
Rest reveals stillness. In actuality, the portal to rest is always present; it is free and ready to tap into at anytime. Rest is the dynamic balance we find when we are able to focus attention and notice a felt sense of radiant stillness.