JOANA SAAHIRAH is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer (specializing in Egyptian Oriental and Folkloric Dances), actress, and author of the book The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond. Joana has created a style of teaching, choreographing, and performing that unites East and West, technique and expression, healing and art—the reconnection of Mind, Heart, Body, and Soul. In The Power of Stillness, she speaks to us about turning within first and foremost, waiting to feel the stillness first, before ever making a single movement, whether dancing or talking to each other—anything where quality and meaningfulness is needed. Joana Saahirah — Continue Reading —>
MOOJI speaks on using stillness and working with fear, in order to reach—you guessed it—stillness. When we do not buy in to an unhealthy fear, and are able to sit with it and really look deeply into it, we see that there is no real danger, and no real Self being threatened or harmed… “In the past, you’ve purchased thoughts like this, and it’s plunged you into a state of fragmentation, of pursuit, which is all imagined…” —Mooji Mooji — From Fear to Stillness .
PICO IYER speaks with us on the importance of taking time to slow down and be still. Whether you’re taking one day off each week to truly be still, or going on a three-day retreat each season of the year, the experiences of life cannot turn into useful wisdom for us until we still ourselves and allow them to settle in. “In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still…” —Pico Iyer Pico Iyer – The Art of Stillness