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What you are stands over you the while, and thunders, so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, September 7, 2004

In the stillness

Silence is the space in which sound can exist. Stillness is the space in which life comes to life.

If you listen only to the sounds, only to the noise, there is much that you will miss. Listen also to the silence, to the space between the sounds.

Listen to the silence, and what you’ll hear are the limitless possibilities. Experience the stillness, and you’ll discover how it feels to be fully aware.

It’s great when life is filled with sounds, colors, activity and excitement. It’s even better when all that activity of living is grounded in real and meaningful purpose.

In silence you come to hear that meaning. In stillness you come to know that purpose.

Make a place in each day for the peaceful stillness. For it is the place where all that is possible takes shape.

— Ralph Marston

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