Another name for atman (the Supreme Self), the Spiritual Heart, the Witness Consciousness, our Real Nature. Stillness refers to the background of awareness, a reality that is beyond duality, beyond positive and negative. Therefore, it is not relative silence as opposed to noise. It is not immobility as opposed to activity, but the background in which all movement and all activity is witnessed. It is not related to any counterpart that belongs to the body or mind. It is the substratum in which all objects, sounds, emotions, and thoughts are embraced. It is not a means of revealing what we really are, because Stillness is what we actually are.