Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hold Firmly to Stillness


For all of April, I'm going wordless for the A to Z Challenge.


The title of each post is a phrase/ sentence that inspires me as a writer, and below is a picture I think best embodies it. In the comments, I invite you to discuss what the phrase means to you, as a person, a reader, or whatever other role you might choose for yourself in life.

Hold Firmly to Stillness

31 comments:

  1. Sometimes -- most times, actually -- the only way I can hold firmly to stillness is to write. That's what keeps me sane, gives me perspective, helps me to gain my balance. To me, stillness is being quiet in my heart and mind and acceptance of who I am -- and loving me.

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  2. This is one of the best quotes I have come across. Stillness is something we require today, where we are constantly on the move. It just gives us time to think, live in the moment and be content.

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  3. Hold firmly to stillness... it can help to ease your mind, bringing calmness and clarity in times of chaos and confusion!

    Writer In Transit

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  4. Hold firmly to stillness...

    To me, that means finding an unshakable center--an eye at the heart of life's storm. A place that's safe and certain and still as stone. An oasis at the crossroads of body, mind and spirit that's a haven when the world is not.

    Thanks for the thought-provoking prompt!

    Best,
    Joe
    Herald Angel

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  5. Yes! We take this stillness into the crazy world we live in. Great pic too.

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  6. Lovely. The brilliance of silence can never be underestimated. :-)

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  7. A perfect shot for stillness

    There are times in life (in each day) that the individual needs to have stillness or reverie. If stress drives us stillness revives us

    Moondust and A to Z

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  8. That picture reminds me of a scene in Michelle Davidson Argyle's book, "Monarch" where there are boats that sink to the bottom of a lake.

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  9. I just love the photo....such a peaceful sight! I too wish to hold onto a moment in time, be at peace with myself and the world! But, too many thoughts swirl in my head for that to happen! :)

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  10. What always gets me about pictures like this is...where are the bugs? I've been to still ponds before, but the waterbugs are always going non-stop! :)

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  11. Well you definitely have to be still and hold firmly to survive canoeing...
    I just can't get over the gorgeousness of that shot to come up with anything more original...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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  12. So true. The calmness within can help win difficult battles!

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  13. A perfect photo for the phrase. Bye now - gonna write a poem

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  14. Just means a moment of mental peace.

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  15. the picture is so fit for the title!

    I can imagine that stillnes, that peace of mind and soul, which isn't difficult, considering that pic!

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  16. "Hold Firmly to Stillness," to me it means find inner peace, or at the very least the courage to look for peace.
    I enjoyed taking a mini tour of your blog and your H post. Quite unique.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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  17. love this and the image. beautiful

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  18. That is a beautiful image. I take the phrase to mean enjoy peaceful moments of life.

    Patricia Lynne

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  19. My mission. Great pic by the way!! I should have collect them since the beginning. Great for meditation.

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  20. That picture makes the line just a bit funny, because water is not usually completely still other than in a still photo. Plus, the little kayak (or whatever it's called) would surely cause even more movement if a person actually got into it.

    But the photo IS still, and therefore very peaceful. I always think of stillness as a moment of peace and tranquility. It's important to have those moments in your life, away from all the hectic stuff going on. It's good for your health too. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  21. To me, any body of water no matter how large or small speaks of peace, calmness and an awareness of the mightiness of God to create such a wonderful gift.

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  22. Superb Pic ! :D
    Aptly Done !

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  23. Such a clear photograph. The colours and contrast along with the reflection makes it even better.

    So for this title, I first thought that comes to my mind is "balance".... Holding firm to have the balance in life. Not letting go off your belief.

    POETICbug

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  24. That is a very lovely picture...Hi Damayanti.. I am an from Kerala.

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  25. What a beautiful photograph! When I think of holding fast to stillness, I think of kneeling in a church for an hour of adoration of God. That stillness is perfect, and a gift, to me.

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  26. Beautiful photo. Moving sentiment. You hold on firmly to the stillness too x

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  27. ummm I can just imagine lying back in a canoe, my back against pillows my hand trailing in cool water, as the sun dips into the evening...a beautiful thought and stunning pic.

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