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In silence I can focus more and connect with God. I like solitude , being silent brings me joy and peace of mind
In silence I notice the mind and body relaxing.
The ringing in my right ear. Good for focusing on in meditation.
Silence is my greatest joy. Peace, solitude, deep reflection, revelation, rest, recoup of energy, return to Spirit and self.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, isn’t it amazing! Most productive when not
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.
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
The lush sound of the song birds outside.
Spaciousness. the beating of my heart. everything that is enough.
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.
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.
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
Hummingbird wings, the beating of my own heart.
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….
The voice of God.
in true silence,
the Music of the Spheres . . .
“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”. )
Universal energy + connection. Peace. The state of “I am.”
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.
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.
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..
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.
You articulate this so well. Thank you.
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.
Communion with Spirit.
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.
So very true. There is more than one type of silence.
Then I lose track of the time.
Good question! What silence? When “I” is silent, stillness may appear, wonder and awe.
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