Saturday, August 25, 2012

Noble Silence

Silence gives one the space 
to notice one's own thoughts. 
Silence puts one in touch 
with the reality of the heart, 
whatever it might be. 
Silence makes it easier 
to watch one's actions. 
Silence protects one 
from oneself. 
Silence of the human kind 
allows other living things 
to have a voice again 
- the birds, the air, the insects . . . 
even silence itself.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely. You've inspired me to search for and appreciate silence today. (Also, my first weeklong is coming up in Oct, so I will take this with me.) Thank you!

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  2. Oh! exciting! I wish you best in this first weeklong.

    With metta,

    marguerite

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  3. I find your posts gentle and inspiring. We need more gentle:)

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  4. Thank you, Ann! I am glad. And I agree with you, the world could benefit from more gentleness . . .

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  5. Beautiful. Gives me a sigh of relief. And a memory -- watching two deer walk by, outside the dining hall at Cloud Mountain.

    Blessings,
    Stacy

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  6. Oh! yes, I saw the deers also. The first morning at the retreat . . .

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