Using action to achieve stillness

January 23, 2020

As the title ‘Using action to achieve stillness’ seems a contradiction, the idea behind it deserves a brief explanation.

Using action to achieve stillness refers, at least in this instance, to the notion of taking conscious actions for the sake of creating a moment of calm in our daily schedule. Once available, this space could become the time for us to meditate, reflect, enjoy nature or indeed any other form of ‘being’ as opposed to ‘doing’.

That we need to go about using action to achieve stillness is itself a statement regarding life today. Nevertheless, rather than attempt to deny the frenzy around us, we can choose to navigate our way through it, after a period of stillness, to arrive at our desired goals.

Using action to achieve stillness might also be a method to keep ourselves balanced in the face of the constant pressure to ‘get more done’, ‘by yesterday’, if possible!

So, that’s what I meant by using action to achieve stillness. To share your input on this concept, please leave a comment below.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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April 2, 2015


“The stillness of the moment speaks loudly to the heart.” #bgdtcoaching.

Regardless of our sentiment towards snow, personally I think it is fine provided it stays in the mountains, few can ignore the stillness usually following a snowfall.

Being an excuse to slowdown, maybe take stock of what is around us and how we take so much for granted, snow holds a certain power over most societies in this sense. And the resulting stillness encourages us in this calm analysis.

We might discover the stillness of the moment speaks loudly to the heart. Listening to the message, perhaps whilst reflecting on the scene before us, offers us a chance to connect with our inner wisdom.

Stillness deserves our attention and possibly also our concentration. We could find the stillness holds an important message for us, one otherwise lost to us unless we take the time to hear it.

Accordingly, let me pause now and suggest the next few minutes are given over to the stillness of this present time.


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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.


Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).

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