Don't buy in to what the culture says about silence - that it's somehow intolerable. Give yourself that space that can only come through turning off the radio and TV and just being with yourself. It's important for everyone's spiritual growth and well being.
Silence is a great help to a seeker after truth. In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth, and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height.
Friday, March 31, 2006
The importance of silence
I am aware of an increased intolerance for silence in the society at large. Have you noticed that hospitals and doctor's offices now have televisions in waiting rooms? I don't mind waiting if there's peace and quiet but to be subjected to the intrusiveness of a TV blaring forth is really painful. What's so terrible about sitting quietly with a magazine? Apparently that is too difficult for most people so they are accomodated with the entertainment of television. Here's an observation about the importance of silence: