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I remembered the words that were written on the last section of the journey down. ‘Don’t worry. Let your fears come to the surface. Become aware of your body’s wish to run. Feel the way in which your muscles engage, the way your attention streams away, searching for safety in familiar faces, familiar places. Feel the wish to go back to them, to abandon this duty. Notice the fear that you might never see them again, that this will be the ultimate sacrifice. Carefully, softly, draw your attention back, away from those thoughts and images, to the sense of your body sitting here. Become aware of the forces running through you, sensations of heat or cold, a sense of pressure on your muscles, the pulse of your blood, the winding and unwinding of your heart, the blood shimmying through your arteries and veins. Let your attention rest softly on your breathing, simply observing the way your body is breathed, inhaling, exhaling, without any effort. ‘With that same softness let your attention seek a spacious place within, a place between bones and muscles, between muscle and muscle, a place where fluids flow, where heat flows, a place where awareness and attention can flow. Allow that spaciousness to expand, beyond the boundary of your body, now aware that you are more space than matter and that your space connects with all space. You are not alone.’

I remembered the words that were written on the last section of the journey down. ‘Don’t worry. Let your fears come to the surface. Become aware of your body’s wish to run. Feel the way in which your muscles engage, the way your attention streams away, searching for safety in familiar faces, familiar places. Feel the wish to go back to them, to abandon this duty. Notice the fear that you might never see them again, that this will be the ultimate sacrifice. Carefully, softly, draw your attention back, away from those thoughts and images, to the sense of your body sitting here. Become aware of the forces running through you, sensations of heat or cold, a sense of pressure on your muscles, the pulse of your blood, the winding and unwinding of your heart, the blood shimmying through your arteries and veins. Let your attention rest softly on your breathing, simply observing the way your body is breathed, inhaling, exhaling, without any effort. ‘With that same softness let your attention seek a spacious place within, a place between bones and muscles, between muscle and muscle, a place where fluids flow, where heat flows, a place where awareness and attention can flow. Allow that spaciousness to expand, beyond the boundary of your body, now aware that you are more space than matter and that your space connects with all space. You are not alone.’ ...

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"We learned of the need to keep a watch for strangers, to look for signs of their coming. We learned that when they came they came as many, with horses and dogs and ways of killing we couldn’t even understand." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"We learned of the need to keep a watch for strangers, to look for signs of their coming. We learned that when they came they came as many, with horses and dogs and ways of killing we couldn’t even understand." From STILL by Howard Evans

#STILL #stillness #treasureseeker #shamanism #stillnessworker #stillHowardEvans #thestoryofrose #secretgarden #hiddenlibrary #legominism #lightworker
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"We taught our dogs to sniff further than our flocks and herds, to warn us of the approach of strangers long before they could see our smoke." From STILL by Howard Evans 
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"We taught our dogs to sniff further than our flocks and herds, to warn us of the approach of strangers long before they could see our smoke." From STILL by Howard Evans
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"Little by little, as with the wind horse, our walk became slower on the outside while inside we ran like the wind through the colonnades, unseen by all but the occasional dog or a small child whose mind was not yet fully cluttered." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"Little by little, as with the wind horse, our walk became slower on the outside while inside we ran like the wind through the colonnades, unseen by all but the occasional dog or a small child whose mind was not yet fully cluttered." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"The strangers came but did not find us. We never saw them either, but our dogs told us when they were near and our eagles showed us which direction they were heading. They never found our tower." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"The strangers came but did not find us. We never saw them either, but our dogs told us when they were near and our eagles showed us which direction they were heading. They never found our tower." From STILL by Howard Evans

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STILL by Howard Evans

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"Remi stepped forward, excited, stood and faced us from a place that was once a wall. “This is so incredible, my family talked of this path, of a secret way through the mountains known only to our people. They said it was a path that not only crossed the mountains between two lands but also crossed between times." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"Remi stepped forward, excited, stood and faced us from a place that was once a wall. “This is so incredible, my family talked of this path, of a secret way through the mountains known only to our people. They said it was a path that not only crossed the mountains between two lands but also crossed between times." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"We left our home in the cave and followed the stream that now flowed as a golden light from the pool, through the circle of our family and down the mountainside as liquid gold that brought illumination from river to rock, from rock to earth, from earth to plant, from plant to sky - as swirls and vortices, as pulses and beats, unseen by so many and yet seen by those who were called to raise their eyes to the sky that night." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"We left our home in the cave and followed the stream that now flowed as a golden light from the pool, through the circle of our family and down the mountainside as liquid gold that brought illumination from river to rock, from rock to earth, from earth to plant, from plant to sky - as swirls and vortices, as pulses and beats, unseen by so many and yet seen by those who were called to raise their eyes to the sky that night." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"I turned around towards the altar and passed through the curtain into a long corridor with its row of teak caskets lining one wall." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"I turned around towards the altar and passed through the curtain into a long corridor with its row of teak caskets lining one wall." From STILL by Howard Evans

#STILL #stillness #meditation #shamanism #castaneda #sacredpaths #sacredplaces #himalayas #sufi #bhutan #stillHowardEvans #stillnessworker #thestoryofrose #thecityofwisdom #treasureseeker
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"They touched the floor and felt the familiarity of the stone. I looked back to when Christopher and I sat side by side in this room, both young monks with little to do but repeat the prayers and wait for the moment to throw some rice." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"They touched the floor and felt the familiarity of the stone. I looked back to when Christopher and I sat side by side in this room, both young monks with little to do but repeat the prayers and wait for the moment to throw some rice." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"Cat sat beside me and tuned her purr to my breath. With Judith and the stillness workers watching over us, I closed my eyes and turned my attention to my fingertips." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"Cat sat beside me and tuned her purr to my breath. With Judith and the stillness workers watching over us, I closed my eyes and turned my attention to my fingertips." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"It’s true what Meltemi says, that the gods created this land. In this case it was the gods of fire and thunder who threw a heavenly rock opening a wound in the earth out of which poured smoke and ash and cinders for hundreds of years until an island rose from the sea. Although, as Meltemi says, the tunnels are used to hide our human secrets, they were built for another purpose." From STILL by Howard Evans

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"It’s true what Meltemi says, that the gods created this land. In this case it was the gods of fire and thunder who threw a heavenly rock opening a wound in the earth out of which poured smoke and ash and cinders for hundreds of years until an island rose from the sea. Although, as Meltemi says, the tunnels are used to hide our human secrets, they were built for another purpose." From STILL by Howard Evans

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She was sitting in the same place as before with her siblings beside her. They waved us across to sit with them and gaze out to sea.

“What’s going on? What are you looking for?” I asked.

“Not looking – listening,” came Mariam’s reply.

We joined their listening, to the sea lapping around the rocks and concrete blocks beneath the lighthouse, to the light wind and the birds and insects playing on the wind, to the sounds from the quay, of engines and action, of ropes and sails. And we listened deeper into the shifts and movements of the land and the stronger currents beneath the sea and then to a new voice, a rich and musical voice.

“Listen only to the wind. Let go of all the other sounds. Don’t try. Don’t reach out. Just open your ears and relax. Let the sound come to you.”

I did as he said, listening only to the wind, and I could hear the subtleties of sounds within the wind, the echoes and eddies as the wind picked up disturbances from everything in its path. As I closed my eyes and opened my ears I could hear the shape of the island and the quality of the sea. I could hear the chatter of life: human, animal, bird and plant.

And I realised that there was a sound within the wind for each creature and each type of creature. The easiest to hear were the cat and the bird as I already had some experience of being both these creatures. But even when I was cat or bird I hadn’t heard their sound. Now I could hear the sound that carried the essence of both. And I could hear the sound that carried insect of both land and air. And I realised that they were all in touch with each other – that there was a layer of cat sound, a layer of bird sound, a layer of insect sound, a layer for every life form, carrying knowledge and information to them all. None lived in isolation.

“But why not human?” I thought, and suddenly I could hear the layer of human sound. 

“But why is that not normal for us, like every other creature?”

The new voice answered my thoughts. “Because humans spend too much time listening to themselves. Their minds are so full of their own thoughts there is no room for anything else.”

“Who are you?”

“I am a wind watcher.”

“But you don’t watch – you listen.”

“It is true that we listen more than we watch but it was not me who named our people. Perhaps our ways have changed since we were named.”

From STILL, the new novel from Howard Evans. Available from Amazon