Saturday, February 27, 2016


+ Saint John of the Cross taught that interior silence is the place where Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds. Make time during the day to be alone — not to read or watch TV — but to be quiet. Garden, sit outside, walk mindfully, go into nature, meditate, be with music. Most of us will give our time and energy away to others, leaving little for ourselves. The disbalance that occurs when you squeeze yourself out of your own life creates new stress that prevents the healing of old pain. Save time to let silence be a partner in your healing.
—  Joan Borysenko in Fire in the Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism. This was a quote offered by the Spirituality and Practice Teacher of the Day 1/16/16.

+ Listen to the chatter going on inside your head. Just listen for a while. Isn’t it amazing how it just goes on and on and on? You can’t stop it but you can slow it down. You can create significant pauses in the chatter and let your Inner Guide, your true self, begin to emerge and have its say. This can only happen when there is a lot of silence.

You want this silence because you want to be healed, you want to be whole, healthy, happy, satisfied. You want to find meaning, purpose, a sense of harmony, a sense that you are accomplishing something important, vital, amazing, miraculous, marvelous. Let more silence into your life and you will discern what it is that makes you amazing, wonderful, fantastic.

Remember, in this spiritual journey of the heart we are on, silence leads to discernment which leads to healing.

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