Stillness is the deepest dimension within us where serenity lies. When we are still we experience the world in its entirety. There is no mental judgment or projection of the world around us, other than the direct experience with it. There is no good or bad, there is simply what is.
The art of being still lies within maintaining connection to this dimension when going about our daily lives. It is easier to find stillness when our external environment is still and when we are still physically, such as in meditation, but in order to experience life fully we must maintain this stillness while ‘doing’.
One of the most effective ways I have found to be successful with this is by connecting with what Eckhart Tolle describes as the inner body. The inner body is one of the portals into the unmanifested. We can become aware of this by going inward in meditation. Then as we come out of the meditation and start to perceive the external environment, we can remain still within. This way we do not get lost in thinking and everything we do has our fullest attention and life flows freely.
Mastering this is the end of unconscious behaviours and the true meaning of ‘inner peace’.