In this modern world, we rush around all day, 
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In this modern world, we rush around all day, doing things, talking, emailing, sending and reading messages. We are always on, always connected, always thinking, always talking. There is no ___16___ for stillness.
 And when we are ___17 ___to be still because we’re in line for something, or waiting at a doctor’s appointment, or on a bus or train, we often ___18 ___something to do. Some will play with mobile devices, others will read something. Being still isn’t something we’re ___19 ___.
 This comes at a ___ 20___: we lose that time for ___ 21___, for observing and listening. We lose peace.
 And ___22___ yet: sometimes too much action is worse than no action at all. You can run  around crazily, but get ___ 23___done.
 Take a moment to think about ___24___ you spend your days. Are you constantly rushing around? Are you constantly reading and answering ___25 ___, checking on the news and the latest stream of information? Are you always ___26___through your schedule?
 Is this how you want to spend your ___27___? If so, peace be with you. If not, take a moment to be ___28___. Don’t think about what you have to do, or what you’ve done already. ___29___be in the moment.
 Then after a minute or two of doing that, consider your life, and how you’d ___30___ it to be. See your life with less movement, less doing, less rushing. See it with more stillness, more consideration, more ___31___.
 Then be that vision.
 It’s pretty simple: all you have to do is sit still for a little bit each day. ___32___you’ve gotten used to that, try doing less each day. Breathe when you feel yourself moving too___33___. Slow down. Be present. Find happiness now, in this moment, instead of ___34___ for it.
 ___35 ___ the stillness. It’s a treasure, and it’s available to us, always.
16. A. place   B. chance   C. freedom   D. time
17. A. forced   B. ordered  C. invited    D. told
18. A. have   B. find   C. buy    D. get
19. A. familiar with  B. curious about C. used to   D. interested in
20. A. cost   B. risk   C. loss    D. danger
21. A. play   B. food   C. sleep    D. consideration
22. A. further   B. worse   C. farther    D. deeper
23. A. everything  B. anything  C. nothing   D. something
24. A. how   B. where   C. why    D. whether
25. A. questions  B. problems  C. phones   D. messages
26. A. wal  king   B. rushing  C. stepping   D. going
27. A. school   B. youth   C. work    D. life
28. A. silent   B. patient   C. still    D. quiet
29. A. Nearly   B. Ever   C. Just    D. Already
30. A. like   B. decide   C. choose    D. need
31. A. activity   B. research  C. study    D. peace
32. A. Because   B. Until   C. Once    D. Unless
33. A. frequently  B. slowly   C. fast    D. quickly
34. A. asking   B. sending  C. calling    D. waiting
35. A. Value   B. Miss   C. Owe    D. Hold
16-20 DABCA 21-25 DBCAD 26-30 BDCCA 31-35 DCCDA
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