This Week’s Food For Thought – The Importance of Silence

In the words of the beautiful classic song by the ‘Tremeloes’ ‘Silence Is Golden’
And it is true it is; At the same time silence can also be quite deafening.

Many people are afraid to sit or be in silence.
In silence lies the ability to listen; to listen to ourselves, to others, to the universe, the divine source etc.
Listening though seems to be a lost art in these days of high tech communication, fast access to everything and the fast pace, noisy, material world we live in.
However without listening we cannot properly communicate, we cannot properly relate to each other and so we cannot live life meaningfully.
We need to learn to listen to what is all around us, what is really being ‘said’ and to the wisdom and the knowledge that is deep within us.

Sitting in silence allows us to listen to ourselves and to understand. This silence can heal. The worries, the pain, confusion, sadness and all else can be healed when we listen.
Spiritual medicine is ever-present in our soul. Whenever we need it, we can find it within us. We can find it in the peace of silence and being with our self.
When we find it and we listen to it, then we heal; when we heal then we can heal or help those around us and they in turn can then do the same.
So today and every day, find the time even if just for a few moments and sit in silence, in peace and quiet and listen to the inner wisdom of your soul and to what the universe is whispering to you.
You will be beautifully surprised.


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