Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, "Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The wonderful reliability of true silence
I'm talking, of course, about deep silence, interior silence, the silence that supports and strengthens. We start by becoming acquainted with exterior silence. So turn off the television and radio occasionally. Give the senses a little rest. And listen.