For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, April 26, 2008

To finish the week on quietness and busyness... by C. Day
"For today's meditation, we turn to psychologist and guru Richard Albert (Baba Ram Dass) ~

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

Take some deep breathes.

Pay attention to what you hear. The surface sounds.

Go down deeper and find the sounds softer than the first ones.

A ticking - a hum - a house creak?

Continue to focus and breath.

Now the fun part.

Really listen.

Can you hear your heart beat?

Do you hear the air gently flowing in and out of your nose and mouth as you breathe?

Listen deeper until you hear nothing at all.

That's the sound of silence... and the sound of what is."

You can do this anytime, anywhere, whether alone or not. The sounds of silence is an oxymoron of sorts. Sometimes it's almost critical to slow down and listen to silence -especially when you're stressed to the max or overwhelmed. Silence is medicine to the worn out body and soul.

Yet at other times silence can be deafening and painful.
I think the best thing possible when it comes to silence is knowing when to be silent and when to not be silent. Maybe in your silence it'll come to you.


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