“Mostly we are caught in a storm of activity.  For we live in the world, and are always drawn above and below and in between.  Yet when we can stop talking, when we can stop mapping the chatter in our minds, when we can descend into that wordless current of being, we start to see Oneness.

Helpful as this is, it is not enough.

When we can summon the courage not to run back to the surface prematurely, we begin to sense and feel Oneness.  When we can spend enough time below the noise of the world, even though we have to return, we might even say that, from time to time, we live in the unspoken.

Then we might be blessed to experience Oneness.”   

~ Page 61, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Mark Nepo

Rumi-On-Silence

 

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