Silence is unceasing
It is the best language.
What I love most of
all is the silence. It's the silence that works.
Silence is marvelous. . . Whew! It's gorgeous. No
sounds. . . nobody. . . no touching. . . I walk through the door,
and there it is waiting for me in the room. I have instant
silence! -Joan Fontaine
Silence means you
are under complete control of all your emotional reactions, which
are conquered in silence. Everything that happens in our
bodies happens in complete silence. And when you start
hearing from it, then you know something is wrong! The
principle of healing is to invoke silence--going into the silence.
patient silence can be very provoking! -C.S.
Certain experiences may be transmitted by
language, others--more profound--by silence; and then there are
those that cannot be transmitted, not even by
silence. -Elie Wiesel
really means going deep within yourself to that place
where nothing is happening, where you transcend time and space.
You go into a brand new dimension of nothingness. That's
all the power is. That's your real home. That's where
belong, in deep Silence where there is no good or bad, no one
trying to achieve anything. Just being, pure being. . . .
Silence is the ultimate reality.
there is no time for quiet, there is no time for the soul to grow.
times of silence before God are very important to me now.I put everything
else down, every word away, and I am with the Lord.When I'm quiet, life falls
into perspective for me.I
have a very active mind and I'm a worrier, but in those
moments when I choose to put that away, I rest beside the Shepherd
in still places.
Why don't you give yourself a gift today?Turn off the television or the car
stereo, put down the newspaper or the business plan, and in the
rest for a while beside the Shepherd of your soul.
silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit
what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
The apron of silence is with me.
Silence is a gift. Be silent.
What is it that stands higher than
What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.
Francis of Assisi
need to find God, and he cannot be found in
noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move
in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
The more we receive in silent
the more we can give in our active life.
Our task is to
listen to the news that is always arriving out of silence.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
There are times
is the most sacred of responses.
is silence. Diffused power is noise. . . . When you reach
the place of silence in mind, you have reached the place of power,
the place where all is one. -Baird
Deliberately to choose to be silent at times,
to watch and weigh our words when we speak, would accomplish more
for many than the pious practices they so much
enjoy. -Bede Frost
There is something greater
and purer than what the mouth utters. Silence illuminates
our souls, whispers to our hearts, and brings them
Silence speaks, the
contemplatives say. But really, I think, silence sorts.
An ordering instinct sends people into the hush where the voice
can be heard. . . Silence, that inspired dealer, takes the day's
deck, the life, all in a crazy heap, lays it out, and plays its
flawless hand of solitaire, every card in place. Scoops them
up, and does it all again.
Quiet is scary. In the
absence of sound, we're keenly aware of ourselves and our
thoughts. We might even hear messages coming straight from
our souls that we ordinarily try to drown out with car horns and
Muzak. But that's exactly why silence is such a highly
spiritual concept. We observe "a moment of
silence" at funerals and memorial services to honor the
memory of the dead. We pray wordlessly in church and sing of
the "silent night" that is considered one of the holiest
in history. Some religious orders even require their members
to spend most or all of their days in quiet, so that God can enter
at will without having to cut through a tiresome stream of
chatter. -Shana Aborn, Thirty Days to a
More Spiritual Life
In music we gain a sense of
rhythm through the absence of sound. A similar process
occurs in communication between two
people. -Sheldon Roth
If we want to
understand the essence of silence, we need only think of those
moments in life when the silence of love becomes a reality for us.
We are referring to the delicate mutual understanding of those in
love or of friends, which can perfectly express itself in mere
being together, jointly contemplating. -Landislaus
Practice silence and you will
acquire silent knowledge. In this silent knowledge is a
computing system that is far more precise and far more accurate
and far more powerful than anything that is contained in the
boundaries of rational thought. -Deepak
silence, there cannot be any real appreciation of life,
which is as delicate in its inner fabrics as a closed rosebud.