In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Have you ever noticed wisdom enters by the way of silence?
A Knowing of the soul occurs.
Mysteries are explained, problems solved, and creative urges born.
Answers wait in silence. As I learn to listen and decipher, I hear more than I ever did with my ears.
Have you ever experienced an epiphany?
These sudden realizations come to me after times of deep contemplation or sleep. These understandings even make appearances in my dreams.
Insights aren’t always clear cut. They can arrive in bits and pieces, like puzzles I must ponder to see how I fit into the equation.
If I enter a quiet time so focused on finding an answer my mind fills with chatter. When I empty my mind, I rise refreshed and observant. A simple switch in perspective is often what I need.
Refraining from speaking has been a lifelong challenge for me. I’m finding more and more how good silence is for my soul.
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. ~Solomon Ibn Gabriol