via Silently Blooming
Shobna provides a beautiful images and Thich Nhat Hanh‘s quote about silence. Parker Palmer says that community and solitude form a paradox. They do not exist without one another.
It is in moments of solitude I find meaning in living in community. What I share in common with others far outweighs what makes me different although the differences are essential to what makes each of us unique beings.
It is in moments of silence I look at my life as if it were a mountain revealing its story through the striations it formed throughout its existence. In silence, my life takes on meaning. It is there that my relationships take form and mean more than they did in the busyness of the day.
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In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms.
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Thank you for the link and your post on silence. Silence can enrich us and our relationships deeply.
You are welcome Shobna.
I’ve just moved to an apartment where there is perfect silence inside the rooms. It is a wonderful and peaceful experience. My spirit is enjoying it.
It sounds enjoyable.
True and well said.
Silence–the heavens whisper their secrets! Lovely post, Ivon.
What a beautiful line Bette. Thank you.
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Embracing the silence inspired…
I know what you mean and fully appreciate your thoughts. I have a quiet space that I escape to where the only sound is the melody of the creek, and the wind in trees. Really tall trees. With each visit I feel renewed. A nice write.
Pat, the melody of nature is a wonderful space. I feel like that when I walk in nature.
So very true.😊
Thank you for your thoughts. Other comments say it all.