Friday, March 27, 2009
SILENCE IS GOLDEN
When it comes to really communicating with God(Spirit), another human being, or even our own inner selves, the communication we do without using words is the deepest and most satisifing of al I truly do believe. When we use words there is always the chance our words will be taken in the wrong way or totally misunderstood. Its so hard at times to use the proper words to really get to the truth of the matter. As humans we all too often fall prey to the habit of taking words out of context or misundersanding of what someone is trying to say. Communication of the silent kind is really the way to understand each other better. When you are totally in love with someone and they return the same kind of love you can communicate with each other easily without ever saying a word. The same is true when we communicate with God or Spirit.Thomas Keating put it this way: "Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation." I believe when we talk with Spirit in golden silence with our presence, our surrender, and our love we are then given the words to speak and specific functions to perform in our everyday lives. I leave you with a couple of quotes ,the first from St. Teresa of Avila:"His(Spirits) hands can shape through ours. And our sounds can somehow echo what God has never said, for the Divine is really speechless, it is too in love to chat." And from the Science fo Mind Textbook: Let us learn to be still and let the Truth speak through us; to be still and know that the inner light shines. I would hope each one of you will learn to use the power of the Silence in all your communications. May you all be richly blessed today and forever more! Peace to you and yours.