Stillness you can't do. Stillness is available if you dare to let go of all your concepts, ideas and opinions.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

Stillness is the beginning and the end. In stillness verything rises up and everything returns.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

Stillness is always. And always is eternal now.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

To be full in motion and at the same time root yourself in stillness is living meditation.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

Stillness is the resting place of the essential.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

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Week 6

My Story


In 2016 I was suddenly inspired to start writing our Moments of Stillness. While out walking one day in the dunes near our house, the first words and sentences came to me, as if out of nowhere. The rustling of the trees in the wind and the sound of the sea made me think of my experiences during the meditation weeks hosted by Naropa. These experiences have proven to be an inexhaustible well of inspiration for Moments of Stillness. Read on...

Leonard Jan Kaniok
Haarlem 2018

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From drop to ocean

A long time ago, just before you were born, you lived in the ‘ocean’ that was your mother. This ocean carried you, you had no sense of gravity, you floated in a secure and loving world. Read more...



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The inner voice

Everyone is familiar with this phenomenon because we all do it—we are all in the habit of talking to ourselves at some time or other. We all use that internal voice. Read more...


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Stillness carries everything in eternal love.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

The mind, in all its many forms, dissolves in the light of your heart.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

When awareness and breathing become one, your breath finds its way to your heart.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

When stillness is allowed to exercise all its power, it dissolves the fog inside your head.

Leonard Jan Kaniok

If you delve deeply into Being, you encounter the magnificence of existence behind all of your personal veils.

Leonard Jan Kaniok