Deep Silence – quote – Paul Brunton

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.
All good!
;~)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, nature mystic and international speaker. Her books include: The Great Mother Bible; Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother; and If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America. She has studied with Native American teachers for nineteen years and currently sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness, and is the visionary behind the Great Mother Wisdom Gathering. She loves to be involved in Sacred Water Ceremonies. Mare is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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3 Responses to Deep Silence – quote – Paul Brunton

  1. Jeff Cox says:

    Dear Marie,

    Lovely quote and interesting story–do you know about paulbrunton.org and http://www.facebook.com/paulbruntonphilosophicfoundation ? There are many free resources there.

    Jeff Cox

  2. Jeff Cox says:

    Hi Mare,

    My monkey mind mispelled your name! Very sorry.

    Jeff

  3. Hi Jeff,
    No, I don’t know of this website… thank you for alerting me.

    And don’t worry, you’re in good company with the Monkey-Mind stuff. Pretty much how I live… sigh. ;~)
    Though I am learning more ways to tame it… still it. All good.
    blessings, blessings,
    mare

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