The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.— Stephen King
Scandalous Calm Water quotations
The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear.
None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
In calm water every ship has a good captain.
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
Pour some water into a tub and stir it up.
Now try as hard as you can to calm the water with your hands; you will succeed in agitating it further. Let it stand undisturbed a while, and it will calm down by itself. The human brain works much the same way.
The only fountain in the wilderness of life, where man drinks of water totally unmixed with bitterness, is that which gushes for him in the calm and shady recess of domestic life.
Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea.
Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.
If ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water with with air.
Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.
You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Silence is essential for deep transformation.
It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us.
Of course, you can’t force your mind to be silent.
That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flatiron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone.
I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.
Don't you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it's in the sea, and it's homesick, and bound to make its way home someday.
She is deceitful as the calm that precedes the hurricane, smooth as the water on the verge of the cataract, and beautiful as the rainbow, that smiling daughter of the storm; but, like the mirage in the desert, she tantalizes us with a delusion that distance creates, and that contiguity destroys.
The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.
When the sun sets like fire, I will think of you, when the moon casts its light, I'll remember, too, if a soft rain falls gently, I'll stand in this place, recalling the last time, I saw your kind face. Good fortune go with you, to your journey's end, let the waters run calmly, for you, my dear friend.
The central attitudes driving the Water Torturer are: You are crazy.
You fly off the handle over nothing. I can easily convince other people that you're the one who is messed up. As long as I'm calm, you can't call anything I do abusive, no matter how cruel. I know exactly how to get under your skin.
It is therefore essential to let the 'heart spirit' settle like calm water.
Then it becomes a tranquil lake in which the sky is reflected, in which the face of Christ can be seen.
Once an old woman came to Buddha and asked him how to meditate.
He told her to remain aware of every movement of her hands as she drew the water from the well, knowing that if she did, she would soon find herself in that state of alert and spacious calm that is meditation.
I've laid down in dried up streambeds, leaving a shadow.
And then, five minutes later, it's flash flooded, and where I once laid is now running water, which would've washed me away, you know? There's that power and danger often in places that look so calm and pastoral to begin with.
Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute.
So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet.
Black are the brooding clouds and troubled the deep waters, when the Sea of Thought, first heaving from a calm, gives up its Dead
Banking is a very treacherous business because you don't realize it is risky until it is too late. It is like calm waters that deliver huge storms.
Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.
If I gaze at my beloved she may feel embarrassed and if I do not, she will feel neglected. I can see the stars reflecting in the calm water of her face but if I look away I lose my clarity.
On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear.
Even in the middle of a hurricane, the bottom of the sea is calm.
As the storm rages and the winds howl, the deep waters sway in gentle rhythm, a light movement of fish and plant life. Below there is no storm.
I love being outside with trees and water, lying down somewhere or walking.
I do transcendental meditation, which keeps me calm and steady.
I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.
We rest here while we can, but we hear the ocean calling in our dreams, And we know by the morning, the wind will fill our sails to test the seams, The calm is on the water and part of us would linger by the shore, For ships are safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
If you get angry easily, it may be because the seed of anger in you has been watered frequently over many years, and unfortunately you have allowed it or even encouraged it to be watered.
The water is calm, but the currents pull beneath the surface.
Though they can’t be seen, they have the power to drag cats to their deaths.
Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.
In a dream I walked with God through the deep places of creation;
past walls that receded and gates that opened through hall after hall of silence, darkness and refreshment--the dwelling place of souls acquainted with light and warmth--until, around me, was an infinity into which we all flowed together and lived anew, like the rings made by raindrops falling upon wide expanses of calm dark waters.