What if, instead of more action, what we need is more stillness? What if, instead of more speech, we need more silence? What if all of our words—whether spoken, in an article, blog post, or group message—will make more sense if understood by attending to the Word underneath all words, the Word that gives rise to language itself? Could it be that paying more attention to silence might actually make us more attentive to one another, in the way that paying attention to what we eat makes us more attentive to our health?
Can you be alone with only your thoughts? Can you live free of screens and wireless Internet? Can you listen to silence? What memories emerge in your consciousness when you give yourself time to reflect?
—Excerpted from Living Against the Grain by Tim Muldoon
something we choose to be ignorant about but is vital for growth
Rather than a choice between silence and our thoughts and the use of internet, a proper balance should be struck. Silence and stillness are very beneficial and under-rated in our society.
Heart saying this is so right ! Head is very challenged though ! Thank you – as usual God sends the right words at the right time .
I am so grateful to see the article on STILLNESS. a The call to stillness has been coming in my prayer repeatedly for some months. Thank you for the confirmation of how much this is needed today.