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Tracking Silence

Over the last few years, I have been suspecting that what we call silence in our world - the absence of noise - is just a big disguise for true silence. My readings have been leading me there, but it is a scary place indeed. It means letting go of everything and being present. Yes: everything. This thought occurred to me when I heard that in Hindu tradition, silence is taught by sending people into the busiest parts of Indian cities, where noise is constant and overwhelmingly loud. They are to stay at least 24 hours at a stretch, and perhaps it will take several stretches before they can be there in silence: their own interior silence. Then Aliveness can emerge.

I recalled this when I recently read a quote from Adyashanti: "All the words, all the books, all the teachings and all the teachers can only get you to the door, and perhaps entice you to enter. Once there, you start to feel the presence of silence very powerfully...without being somebody." (Emptiness Dancing, 5)

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28.11 | 07:46

Now into a second reading of INK and HONEY, I am finding it much richer and it's pulling me ever deeper into contemplation of my daily life.

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28.11 | 07:35

Perusing your musings about these books are a great help for me so I can choose my next book.. one that resonates at this time in my life. Thanks Brenda.

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22.11 | 20:53

Welcomed reading recommendations !

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and you have gifted me with cards that were like visits!!

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