ALL IS A GENTLE PAUSE
THE STILLNESS BETWEEN
INHALE & EXHALE
EXPANDS & ORCHESTRATES
JUST DO WHAT YOU KNOW TO DO…..
THEY WILL GET OUT OF YOUR WAY
OR WISH THE HAD!!”
...a fomer husband exploded with the above,... 2002...when i was repeatedly lamenting to him on phone.... re: tryng to "cooperate" with too many people
re: a monumentous task upon (mainly) only me at the time...
of clearing/cleaning a family farm estate..
...had been SO PARALYZED
OTHERS’ OUGHTS AND SHOULDS
until he declared the above!
from excellent Sharing here:
- Robert Burton
in a room alone.
Begin with the silent witnessing of your thoughts.
- Vicki Woodyard
It is not just the absence of talk.
Silence has substance.
It is the presence of something.
- Kathryn Damiano
a silence that descends from without;
a silence that stills existence;
and a silence that engulfs the entire universe.
There is a silence of the self and its faculties of will,
thought, memory, emotions.
There is a silence in which there is nothing,
a silence in which there is something;
there is the silence of
the silence of God.
- Bernadette Roberts
The Mystic Missal
in which the soul lays itself open
to the divine Ground within and without,
the immanent and transcendent Godhead.
- Aldous Huxley
and no more.
Away with all thinking and explaining.
- Huang Po
in this color font from
the thing we came here for,
is impossible without some level of silence
within our heart.
for something we have never defined,
driven by anxieties of which
we are mostly unconscious,
and which serve no real need
other than to tap our energy.
is a wondrous thing, indeed.
There we may find a goal we can live and die with.
rather than trying to control them,
we begin to notice the endless internal dialogue
running in our heads.
we fight ourselves,
pitting one thought-pattern against another,
trapped in confusion.
We may see that the next step into silence is found by simply listening,
while paying careful attention.
for it can threaten us at the level of our individuality,
the ego itself,
for now the voices of intuition and conscience
may arise unhindered.
to solve the problems of the mind as they surface,
rather than fostering interference
through unquestioned desires and fears
running counter to our aim,
we no longer force the mind to fight itself,
leaving it relatively quiet and efficient.
we find we are no longer identified with it,
and find again another silence,
a silence of the spirit
which contains the mind,
rather than being contained by it.
beyond the reach of mind and emotions,
we see we have become a silence,
one that is aware.
This is what Douglas Harding would call aware capacity.
Just like the silence of the physical universe
is the background and foundation of all noise,
as the silence behind the notes allows the music to come into being,
we have become that which gives existence to form and thought.
we may turn our attention around,
and as we look within through the Mystery of the Unknown,
we may find our Source,
the Silent Spring from which all is born.
is not in any way an easy one,
and not one which will be carried to the end
by those that desire only ease and bodily peace.
the Gates of Silence with no trouble,
then test yourself by spending
a good length of time alone,
in the dead quiet.
What do you hear and see, truly?
If there is fear and ambition, desire and anxiety,
your journey into Silence has just begun.