I’ve been ready a bit lately on silence, one of my favorite topics.
One source of that is a book, Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness, by Robert Sardello.
Here are the teasers that are grabbing my attention:
– this description from early 20th century French writer and physician of the soul, Georges Bernanos, “sin as the patterned way of being in which we remain living at the surface.”
– from Meister Eckhart, German mystic and monk from the the late 1200s and early 1300s, “The central silence is the purest element of the soul, the soul’s most exalted place, the core, the essence of the soul.”
– from Pythagoras, Greek philosopher and mathematician from 600 BC, “Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb the silence.”
– and from the author, Robert Sardello, “Silence is autonomous. It is beyond us; our task is to coordinate our being with the greater Being of Silence.”
Worth the attention, yes.