The Sound of Silence

Sound and the gift of hearing have the power to activate, sooth and enhance our lives. Beautiful, curious, or necessary interludes to usually rare silent moments.

And because silence often makes us feel uncomfortable, we do everything in our power to fill it with noise; the radio in the car, the television in the background, the phone call while out on a walk. We fill it with activity and constant catch up playing. We fill it with thoughts of yesterday’s or tomorrow’s story, we fill it with the to do list, with regrets and hopes.

But beyond the silence born out of secrecy and darkness, beyond the silence that makes us feel alone or abandoned, beyond the silence born out of rules and dogma, beyond the silence of nothingness that feels like despair and abysmal pain, there is another kind of silence .

One that brings tears to our eyes and Joy in our hearts. A silence that is alive and alight with Peace and potential, with the wonder of infinite possibilities. A silence in which we can sit, unpressed by time, held, sensing the connection between all things, manifested or not, between our human existence and our spirit.

Yet through the former we can reach the latter because silence turns us inward where it all starts. Beyond the trauma, beyond the rules, beyond the despair, the isolation, is the unalterable part of us that holds the key to our connection with all there is.

In that silence that is our prison, also hides the key to our freedom. This key lies into surrendering. There are no villains and no victims, no battles to be fought or won, no Me versus You, whatever shape or form the Me and the You might take in our life.

In that silence, there is only an even plane of Peace and Light awaiting our reconnection to its source, awaiting without jugement for our understanding to evolve from polarity to Oneness.

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