Chasing Stillness: How Wanting to be Peaceful Makes You Stressed

A few days ago, I asked a good friend of mine why she wanted to learn mindfulness, I mean, it’s not the most exciting thing you could choose to do. Probably juggling or fire twirling would be more interesting to the mind, so why bother? She answered as follows (roughly):

“I want to be able to be still without thinking about things like work or worries in life”.

Sound familiar? This is why I started too, but it’s a trap! And here’s why:

The one step to peace is to observe what’s happening.




One Response to Chasing Stillness: How Wanting to be Peaceful Makes You Stressed

  1. Deb says September 8, 2012

    Thank you so much for this Oli. Byron Katie is my new favourite teacher. What a wise woman.

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