That’s what Confucius said about silence. Who doesn’t need a true friend that never betrays. A friend you carry around with you. You don’t need to text them or call and make a date or go out for coffee with them. This friend requires nothing but your understanding that it is there, at your beck and call and will never leave you. I’ll take that kind of friend.
This “friend” of silence, peace and stillness offers even more. There you find a retreat from the frenzy and demands of the world. Like giving yourself a little vacation, you can be there in a place where your are appreciated and enjoyed, where there is not guilt or criticism. Wouldn’t you like to spend a bit of time every day with this friend?
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a person deeply connected to eternal wisdom and love. She said this:
There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace.
You will find that deep peace of silence right in your room, your garden, and even your bath tub.
What are you waiting for? An invitation to a retreat? You have it! A few extra minutes in the day? Maybe that will never come. A crisis that sends you into such despair that you must do something to find peace? Better to make it a practice for all times, good or bad as you may experience your world.
Give yourself the gift or silence and peace. No one else can give this gift to you. You deserve it!
Look back at my previous post for more ideas about setting this pattern in your life.
With love and namaste, Deanne
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