The Lesson of Silence
The lesson of silence forces one to see ones life and heart for what they truly are. Vast numbers of people walk across the stage of life like poorly trained actors reading hollow lines placed in their mouths by other supposedly authoritarian persons, or by the contents of the shallow writings of others never really understanding they simply live their assigned parts according to the dictates of materialistic society, avoiding taking a close look at who they really are on the inside. It is far easier to allow oneself to be swamped by the brashness and the frenetic pace and chaos of the outer world.
When you however, take a step back, pause and allow yourself entry into the realms of silence, the actors role is stripped away and the beauty of silence and the lie of the untested heart is exposed.
The more this is done until it becomes a constant sacred act, the more wonder, richness and sanctity of your inner world floods your being. This is the true state of grace and reality from which your whole life is controlled, and flows like a pellucid stream. It is in this state of deep silence that one, in time, becomes the master controller of ones life and destiny, no more to be controlled by the vagaries and fickleness of the outer physical life.
It is not by chance or whim that so many great individuals of the past retired from the world and their work for periods of time for they knew the great value and necessity of silence and its power to revitalise, re-energise the body, mind and spirit.
Over the ages people have forgotten the simple truth that all form, all of creation from a stone to a star, had, and have their origin in the depths of cosmic silence. Whether it be the plant seed germinating in the dark soil or the seed of a star-world germinating in the depths of the universe, that birth unfolds without exception in the depths of infinite silence.