STILLE and the city – citySTILLE
Living in a big city
Living in a big city nowadays can be quite challenging as this large settlement seems to emphasize most the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity of the world we live in. These unpredictable external conditions are affecting our life standard and work performance.
Politics, trade, commerce and economic intercourses across geographic and political boundaries are unpredictable. Social and cultural developments are complexed and the mantra of the future seems to be “constant and fast CHANGE”.
Mindfulness & Stillness Creates Space
The mind is our most important resource. When we meditate and practice mindfulness, we stop living a life on automatic and start being sensitive to our every day experiences with balance, compassion, equanimity and without judgment.
This awareness has the capacity to clear away the information overload that contributes to our stress. We create space in our mind and in our day by “breathing” in the present moment. Not how we expected, thought or imagined it will be, but simply how it is NOW.
A clear and calm mind has a far greater potential for new ideas, for better decisions, for better focus, more creativity and for being happy in the present moment.
“Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in a way that creates space for insight.” S. Salzberg
At citySTILLE – Mindfulness Center Vienna we believe that by cultivating a mindful presence YOU can change your world. We take in so much information every day that our nervous system needs time to rest, digest, integrate and balance. Every moment that we sit in silence is medicine for our nervous system.
World Health Organization has called stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century” but, stress researchers and neuroscientists evidenced that mindfulness and meditation improves overall well-being, focus, concentration, creativity and happiness levels.
„ In an age of a fast-paced life within the city landscape nothing is more important or nurturing than sitting still and being consciously aware of that deep, sacred and healing stillness within. In that stillness, we are warmheartedly connected with ourselves, with each other and the entire universe.“ Nicoleta Pfeffer-Barbela, Meditation Trainer and Founder of citySTILLE – Mindfulness Center Vienna.