The Power of Quiet in a Noisy World

We have seen many articles about the power of silence, the power of quiet in a noisy world. See, for example, Entering the Silence, Entering the Silence with Purpose and Maintaining the Silence. When you go to a ten day meditation retreat at one of the meditation centers founded by S. N. Goenka, you remain […]

Maintaining the Silence

In yesterday’s article, we learned about Entering the Silence from Matthew Kelly. Today, we are going to learn about maintaining the silence from Joseph Campbell. In The Power of Myth, he writes about entering the silence: “This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so […]

Entering the Silence with Purpose

Entering the silence with purpose is just what we do when we have a daily meditation practice. The silence comes between our thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Matthew Kelly, in his book, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose, has this to say about entering the silence with purpose: “Everything great in […]

Entering the Silence

Entering the silence is such a difficult thing for us Westerners. We seem to have a fear of silence. We turn our attention away from the silence as if we don’t want it. But then, when we experience it for real, perhaps for the first time, it is so strange for us. We don’t recognize […]

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