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Silence

“Silence is the beginning of peace. It is in the silence that we learn that there is more to life than life seems to offer. There is beauty and truth and vision wider than the present and deeper than the past that only silence can discover. Going into ourselves we see the whole world at war within us and begin to end the conflict. To understand ourselves, then, is to understand everyone else as well.” – Joan Chittister, Essential Writings

The allure of a sunset, the symphony of birds singing in the woods at sunrise draws us into silence that we long for and avert. We often opt for noise over silence for fear of what we may hear in the quiet. But the calling continues for we are calling ourselves.

May you find the blessing and peace of silence in each day, living to your fullest and giving the world the best you when silence subsides.

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  1. Beautiful. You may enjoy a similar piece….https://christieconnolly.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/hello-world/

    April 22, 2015
  2. Prayer Pilgrim #

    Incredible quote and insight you’ve shared.

    It’s interesting to me how you said “the symphony of birds” draws us into silence, which to me speaks that silence is not necessarily the absence of sound; rather, a mind that is still, at peace, completely undisturbed.

    Well done.

    April 22, 2015
    • Beautifully said – “a mind is still, at peace, completely undisturbed.” Thank you.

      April 26, 2015

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