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Stillness Is the Key

Stillness Is the Key

by Ryan Holiday

RYAN HOLIDAY

“Stillness is the key to, well, just about everything.”

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Stillness is that quiet moment when inspiration hits you. It’s that ability to step back and reflect.

Slowing down is the key that unlocks genius, happiness and meaning.

History proves that it is from stillness that new insights and ideas are originated.

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“Stillness is what aims the archer’s arrow. It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspective and illuminates connections.”

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“That quiet feels so unnatural is a sign of its importance. Seize it. We can’t be afraid of silence, as it has much to teach us. Seek it.”

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“Don’t waste a beautiful moment because you are insecure or shy.”

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“When we know what to say no to, we can say yes to the things that matter.”

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“We are not present . . . and so we miss out. On life. On being our best. On seeing what's there.”

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“The more peace we are, the more productive we can be.”

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“This is what the best journals look like. They aren't for the reader. They are for the writer. To slow the mind down. To wage peace with oneself.”

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“Remember, there's no greatness in the future. Or clarity. Or insight. Or happiness. Or peace. There is only this moment.”

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