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    Mae Ann

    In silence I can focus more and connect with God. I like solitude , being silent brings me joy and peace of mind

    1 year ago
  2. Mike S

    In silence I notice the mind and body relaxing.

    1 year ago
  3. O.Christina

    Hmmm…

    1 year ago
  4. Mica

    The ringing in my right ear. Good for focusing on in meditation.

    1 year ago
  5. Dusty Su

    Silence is my greatest joy. Peace, solitude, deep reflection, revelation, rest, recoup of energy, return to Spirit and self.

    1 year ago
  6. Don Jones

    It is a disengagement from bodily senses. It follows stillness. It is something that I “turn” towards in a conscious way. It is ever present. As I face silence, there is a dissolution. It is delightful.

    1 year ago
  7. s
    sb

    I am not good at silence! Not that I talk a lot but I seem to fill every second of my day with “busyness”. If I am prompted to be still and experience silence, I often tend to fill it with my thoughts, but there are rare times when I can just “be” and then I notice little things – I can hear there is no true silence but I can enjoy hearing the birds, the sound of the waves on the beach (a mile off), the wind, a ticking clock, my heart beat…Things seem to slow down and sometimes it is hard to bring myself back to the world again. Do I feel better for it? Not sure! I personally feel better after a brisk walk in nature, (when there may well be silence but I am not listening out for it). I will try to be more noticing.

    1 year ago
  8. Elaine

    In silence – or in quiet (which is more available to me) I can think clearly and pray deeply. Sometimes at-onement happens.
    And I realize I don’t have enough of it.

    1 year ago
  9. L
    Lauryn

    Peace.

    1 year ago
  10. Linda

    Since my retirement a few months ago, I am becoming more comfortable with silence (and rest). I will often lie in bed early in the morning and just “be.” It is more comforting than I could ever have imagined when I was still working.

    1 year ago
    1. Dusty Su

      Yes, isn’t it amazing! Most productive when not

      1 year ago
  11. Z
    Zenith

    When I lie or sit still for my quiet time, generally all I hear is traffic noise as I live on a busy street that is only carless in the middle of the night. When I sit quietly in the park I hear the birds and the wind in the trees. There is no such thing as absolute quiet where I live. I am thinking of getting noise cancelling headphones and wear them for my quiet time.

    1 year ago
  12. Neil

    Silence is rarely truly silent thanks to thoughts. Sometimes I am at peace with the silence, sometimes I am at peace with my thoughts. Ananda or bliss is about finding peace and joy with in and without this silence and that is what I strive for on a moment to moment basis.

    Silence is golden but listening to the silence is where enlightenment rests

    1 year ago
  13. Holly in Ohio

    🙂

    1 year ago
  14. Carla

    The lush sound of the song birds outside.

    1 year ago
  15. SK

    Spaciousness. the beating of my heart. everything that is enough.

    1 year ago
  16. Nelson

    I get present to how I’m feeling. A check in. Throughout the day, I get into autopilot mode sometimes and I forget to check in. Regularly scheduled breaks and times to meditate really helps slow things down.

    1 year ago
  17. Katrina

    There is silence, and then there is complete silence. And am I outside on my backporch? or inside in my bedroom? or in a church sanctuary someplace? or on a beach or in the mountains? Is is solitude? or silence in the presence of others? Is it guided silence? or just happenstance? Bottom line – for me there is usually some kind of internal conversation that takes place – with myself, with the Holy, with nature, with some absent person, some plan I am making. To sum it up, I guess I would say I notice the stories of life.

    1 year ago
  18. GratefulOne

    My breath
    Nature
    I really notice everything more… my mood, my thoughts.
    Silence can be good
    Some people do not like it but I think there is value in it
    I listen more when I am silent

    1 year ago
  19. Patricia

    Hummingbird wings, the beating of my own heart.

    1 year ago
  20. Mary Pat

    The sound of birds, awakening to a new day. The sound of traffic being carried from a few blocks away.. The sound of the clock, ticking., then striking the hour. All sounds of life. Then I notice my breathing has slowed, and I am in ‘touch” with my soul…..may my True Nature grow in me….

    1 year ago
  21. DeVonna

    The voice of God.

    1 year ago
  22. sparrow

    in true silence,
    the Music of the Spheres . . .

    1 year ago
  23. Ed Schulte

    “I AM ….Home in the Source”. Divine stillness ( LOVE’s vibration without motion ) and the Grace-full presence of the Holy Spirit, “the breath of Life” and the controller of every beat of the Heart, ( The Palace of the Christ – Logos, and “The “LIGHT” that lighteth the world”. )

    1 year ago
  24. sunnypatti48317

    Universal energy + connection. Peace. The state of “I am.”

    1 year ago
  25. G
    Genevieve

    Well, there is construction works right outside my window… but the silence I do hear feels comfortable, nourishing, and good for my body and mind. A chance to slow down and listen to myself.

    1 year ago
  26. Trish

    There is a stillness that invites me to relax, to sit with God & breathe in goodness, courage, strength & love. I am a tiny speck in this vast world & I have all that I need.

    1 year ago
  27. devy

    Peace, gratitude, being more observant of what is around and inside my thoughts and body such as a slower heartbeat, the fact that I am breathing, being alive..

    1 year ago
  28. EJP

    Peace.

    1 year ago
  29. Howie Geib

    Relief and calm. There is a difference between silence shared and one in solitude, Although I can feel the presence of others in silence, even while alone. The silence seems to enable a crossing out of time and untethering my consciousness from the concerns of the moment, and gaining access to something much much more. I cannot say much more than that except that it is comforting and without stress. I also like the way it is broken…like waking up from a sound sleep.

    1 year ago
    1. L
      Lauryn

      You articulate this so well. Thank you.

      1 year ago
  30. G
    Gregoire

    At first I recognize my racing mind and all the things in life that cause discontent. If I’m allowed to rest in the silence, I recognize the need for more peace in my life, Saint Augustine said our hearts cannot rest until they rest in you. I was led to Brother David by a spiritual director. Now when I’m giving a moment of silence and I can quiet my mind I take a moment to reflect and how grateful I am for all the blessings in my life.

    1 year ago
  31. Kevin

    Peace
    Clarity
    Communion with Spirit.

    1 year ago
  32. Michele

    In silence I notice sounds of nature, or the morning train going by right now. When silence comes from a narcissist it has a whole different meaning.

    1 year ago
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      Lauryn

      So very true. There is more than one type of silence.

      1 year ago
  33. Clarity

    Silence.

    1 year ago
  34. Christine

    Then I lose track of the time.

    1 year ago
  35. O.Christina

    Good question! What silence? When “I” is silent, stillness may appear, wonder and awe.

    1 year ago

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