The value of silence

You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No. Alison McGhee

All spiritual traditions speak of the silence within. Inner silence is something we all have. Its is embracing us even when we don’t feel it. When we enter the silence, we enter the heart and the pure sound of all creation. How long time you could spend in the silence during the day, week, month? Does it scare you? Someone said, the silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalising 🙂

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary ‘sea-bird’ that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here forever…

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