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The Sound and Value of Silence

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Celtic Daily Prayer – Today’s Meditation

“If I chose to hide you away, it is for a reason.
I have brought you to this place.
Drink in the silence. Seek solitude.

Listen to the silence.

It will teach you. It will build strength
Let others share it with you.
It is little to be found elsewhere.

Silence will speak more to you in a day than the world of voices can teach you in a lifetime.
Find silence. Find solitude – and having discovered her riches, bind her to your heart.”  –Frances J. Roberts

When you are in a great period of waiting as I am, there is a lot of time for silence.  I like to be active, the silence frankly scares me.  But silence is about growing up still I think.  Embrace what the silence has to say.  Go to battle with the thoughts and messages that are buried deep inside you that don’t call you the ‘beloved’.   The lies thrive in activity, silence has the power to tell you the truth.  Embrace the silence, wear it like a cloak, be immersed in deep truths.

The sound of silence is beauty, love, truth, peace and abounding contentment.  It is the way of the monk, try some ‘monking in the real world’.  Amidst the noise, embrace the silence.

Productive Silence

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Extroverts like me with a tendency towards type-A driveness cannot read things like this enough and just sit in it. 

“If we are witnesses to Christ in today’s market places, where there are constant demands on our whole person, we need silence.  If we are to be always available, not only physically, but by empathy, sympathy, friendship, understanding . . . we need silence.  To be able to give joyous, unflagging hospitality, not only of house and food, but of mind, heart, body and soul, we need silence.”  – Catherine de Hueck Doherty  (Oct. 28 Aidan Reading from Celtic Daily Prayer)

May your moments of silence today lead you to further productivity of the actions of your heart.  Our world is crying out for a restoration, we can meet that need not with an anxious mind, but one that is coming out of a productive silence. peace,Marshall