One way to find this stillness in the physical world is at altitude. My Teacher advised us to journey to locations above 5,000 feet because that is where the 'thought line' cuts off and you can actually hear what there is to hear above its cacophony.
I find that one has to climb higher these days (if using that method). I lived at just over 8 thousand feet for five years and can report that it was sublime. Six thousand didn't do it. I had to be just above 7 thousand... but that is only one way.
Another way is to be next to a body of water, preferably the largest possible, or water that is in motion like a river or stream. The negative ions produced by that environment help to mitigate psychic noise. Most sensitives love the water, don't you find?
So here I sit, in the jungle at sea level, in a land full of magic that is a little rough around the edges for my taste, but potent nonetheless. And I listen. I observe how this ferocity and the overt nature of the life force here is what is needed by some. I observe how my body has responded to this influx of chi with health, vitality, and healing... and how it and 'I' also need a more refined magic. I need the deepest wells. I crave the palpable well of silence.
I learned to 'listen' while in meditation in big cities, with no quiet to be found. I learned to listen while sitting in the deep woods or on the moors as a child. Where or when did you learn to listen? Have you forgotten how important this is? A hint: The body remembers when the mind does not.
One of the most important components of listening is feeling. This is wholistic receiving. Becoming that receiving tower, turning off the broadcast function completely for once.
A full moon moment is a moment to give thanks for all that we receive. A moment to wonder at the fruit that, almost ripe, has not yet fallen into our waiting hands.
I listen for where I might be thankful for some things and want others to go away or change. Those wishes might be preferences or they might be pure and simple egoic arrogance. When I listen I always know the difference. As do you in your moments.
Humans have such strange ideas about moments, about gratitude and about life. The best solution is always listening. Listening to others, (at least for a few moments and if it doesn't feel good then excuse yourself and exit) listening to the natural world, listening to our bodies. And most importantly listening to life.
Today I am listening to 'my life'. What is it telling me? What 'secrets' have I allowed to remain hidden that might want to bask in the amplified spotlight of this full moon? What gems of real truth lie silently sparkling?
Today I listen to the light... today and every day if I am honest. When that reservoir is full, even the most boisterous (and noisy) experiences and activities carry me into joy.
I love the following quote. I had a small plaque engraved with this that inspired me through my schooling years. Now I have one small edit, courtesy of many years of 'awake' on this world.