Living in Silence
"There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence.
It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. Let one's mind and one's
subtle body rest upon that, and not rest upon anything else.”
"This silence, this moment, every
moment, if it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There's
nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I
come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will
say, 'Be more silent.' Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you've died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence.
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence."
"In listening and stillness there
is nobody who is still, and this stillness doesn't refer to any
object; it is absolutely objectless; it is our real nature."
"Silence is the language God
speaks and everything else is a bad translation."
"Be quiet in your mind, quiet in
your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are
quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to
you. It will appear in front of you and ask," what do you want?"
"Empty yourself of everything. Let
the mind rest at peace. The ten thousand things rise and fall while
the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return
to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way
"Go into your room, and when you
have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the Secret Place."
Jesus of Nazareth
"Things that are real are given
and received in Silence. God has been everlastingly working in
Silence, unobserved, unheard, except by those who experience His
"Silence is the great teacher, and
to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no
substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability
that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence."
"In the attitude of silence the
soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and
deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness."
"We need to find God, and he
cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of
silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see
the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need
silence to be able to touch souls."
"Silence vibrating is Creation
Silence flowing is Love
Silence shared is Friendship
Silence seen is Infinity
Silence heard is Adoration
Silence expressed is Beauty
Silence maintained is Strength
Silence omitted is Suffering
Silence allowed is Rest
Silence re-circled is Scripture
Silence preserved is Our Tradition
Silence given is Initiating
Silence received is Joy
Silence perceived is Knowledge
Silence stabilized is Fulfillment
Silence alone is."
~ Author Unknown ~
"How then are we going to reach
God? How, but in quietness and in confidence, in the stillness and
the Silence? How, but by learning to abide in a quietness within, by
Joel S. Goldsmith
"Passion is overcome only by him
who has won through stillness of spirit the perfect vision; it comes
through the contentment that is regardless of the world."
"Thought comes to an end. Then
there is that sense of absolute silence in the brain. All the
movement of thought has ended."
"There is a silence into which the
world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your
heart and have not lost."
A Course in Miracles
"What exists in truth is the Self
alone. The self is that where there is absolutely no "I"
thought. That is called Silence. The Self itself is the world; the
Self itself is "I"; the Self itself is God."
"No particular thought can be
mind's natural state, only silence. Not the idea of silence, but
silence itself. When the mind is in its natural state, it reverts to
silence spontaneously after every experience, or, rather, every
experience happens against the background of silence."
"Whenever we moderns pause for a
moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer
of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to
the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite
radiance of a splendor that time and space forgot"
"There is nothing mind can do that
cannot be better done in the mind's immobility and thought-free
When mind is still, then truth gets her
chance to be heard in the purity of the silence."
"Silence is ancient. Silence has
been in the space you are at this very moment for longer
than anything else has. It will remain after you leave
and exist long after all other things have faded."
Pagan reflections Yule: The Silence of
"Real action is done in moments of
"For the ignorant there is no
better rule than silence and if he knew its advantage he would not be
No, my soul is not asleep.
It is awake, wide awake.
It neither sleeps nor dreams, but
its eyes wide open
far off things, and listens
at the shores of the great silence.
- Antonio Machado
"Silence is the universal refuge,
the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our
every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that
background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler,
and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the
foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity
can assail, no personality can disturb us."
"Under all speech that is good for
anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as
Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."
"A tremendous "knowing"
comes effortlessly into the mind when it falls into Silence, when it
gives up trying to understand, when its reel of stored images no
longer projects abstract pictures onto the clean screen of
This kind of knowing is transmitted to
us as pure revelation, as a clarity untouched by words or other
symbols of meaning. When we allow this knowing into our minds, our
very lives become as clear and startling as this knowing."
"Silence is the essential
condition of happiness."
A Zen Master