Deep silence has a melody of its own, a sweetness unknown amid the harsh discords of the world’s sounds.
- PAUL BRUNTON
I have been reflecting on silence. How powerful it is. And this quote just surfaced from an e-newsletter that I receive. It used to be that I listened to the radio in my car. Now I sit in the silence of the car engine and my mind spinning, weaving, dodging and sometimes coming to a place of stillness. Stillness is very hard. Perhaps stillness is not the goal while driving anyway since I’m constantly watching the other drivers to be a good defensive driver on the road. For instance a truck was swerving too much into the middle lane today on the highway. Not a good idea to be focusing on stillness while a truck swipes my car! ;~)
But still… oh, bad pun!
Still… there is something to be said about being in a very calm place. All the time. Ha! Most of the time… let’s be honest here and admit that I’m a human, after all.
Stillness and cultivating silence are one of the hardest things that I can do. Yet I continue to try. Wrestle the monkeybrain to the ground and stuff her full of chocolate. Then I get morsels of silence.