This is Michael Curcuru Center for Spiritual Living practitioner.
Today’s Dial an Idea: “The Hidden Splendor of Silence.”
Ernest Holmes affirms, “There is such a thing as hidden splendor. A state of consciousness waiting to come alive. Divine Wisdom works through me, and I am protected. My mind is quiet, calm and deeply still. Inner peace flows through me. My body rests in the still silence of the Spirit. Our increased awareness of…silence…will make each day a new adventure.”
Philippians 4:7 says of “The Hidden Splendor of Silence:” “God’s (silent) peace, which is far beyond human understanding…will keep your hearts and minds safe.” Thich Nhat Hahn shares of “The Hidden Splendor of Silence this way: “Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.”
Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Sounds of Silence” speaks of “The Hidden Splendor of Silence” in terms of that knowing beyond knowing, which is “whispered” in the sounds of silence. Ralph Waldo Emerson penned this about “The Hidden Splendor of Silence:” “Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God.”
I invite each of us and all of us this week, as we Shelter in Grace to make welcome “The Hidden Splendor of Silence” in our lives, by turning of our TV’s, computers, phones, and busy minds, by practicing daily meditation. Practice makes practice. And silence makes for the perfect peace which keeps safe our hearts and minds. Shelter in Grace.
And may you experience the beauty, bounty, and blessing of Silence in you day, your week, your life. Namaste.