When was the last time you found silence?
After a few minutes thought, I couldn’t remember my last time. You see, I believe silence is far more than the absence of noise. It is deeper and more profound. It is a gift beyond measure.
I can only hear silence if I give myself a chance to listen, to pause for my heart and my ears to be still. I need a space inside me to open for quiet, and for where everything seems to be at peace.
I wonder sometimes, do I understand silence?
Our world is so noisy with an incredible array of sources; cars, trucks, buses, planes, people talking, shouting, singing, birds, insects, wind and water, lawn mowers, clocks, chimes…the list is so long. And even if these all fall away, there is the sound of my own heart beating.
Inside me, I feel a strong need for silence. There is an indescribable value in it, beyond what I can explain with words. Perhaps you sense this too.
I wonder, how long could I sit and appreciate silence before it might become too much for me? I ask myself, what does ‘too much’ even mean? Do I need some form of noise in my life at all times?
When our children were young, they could watch TV, do their homework, and carry on a conversation, all at the same time. It seemed natural for them. Easy. I realized quickly I could never do that. It’s too much noise for me. I need breaks between periods of noise. I need a place to get away.
I wonder about this, and something comes to me.
It’s hard to explain, but I want the silence of ‘home’, which is the sound of heaven.
Silence, but not silent.
You may be asking, what does that mean, thinking that it makes no sense.
For me, it does.
Silent is the act of not speaking, while silence is a state of being, a place of peace, the essence of bliss, and yes, the sound of home, heaven.
There is movement, energy and love radiating in the silence.
This may sound appealing to you, and you may want to know how this kind of silence can be found.
The simplest answer I know is, it’s found inside of you.
My last post was about feeling loved. In it I shared that I have an intimate relationship with aspects of (god). That I invite (god) in and I ask (god) to be present and so (god) comes and sits with me, keeping me company, listening deeply to me, hearing me in a way unlike any other relationship.
It is here I find silence, in between our thoughts. It is here that bliss baths me.
It is here for all who choose it, no matter what name you choose to use for (god).
I’m reminded of the saying, ‘silence is golden’. It’s meaning for me does not come from the absence of noise in our busy world, but rather from the bliss of heaven, the magnificent place of peace that rests within each of us.
If you are searching for silence, consider going inside and asking for (god’s) presence to lead the way back to heaven.