There are times when I’m sick of words.
… words that people use to explain their lies.
… words that people use to defend their indefensible position.
… words that belittle, abuse, mock, harass, demean, bully, disrespect.

Yes, there are times when my soul resonates
with Julie Andrews in ‘My Fair Lady’ when she sang
“Words, words.  I’m so sick of words”
and with author and theologian Matthew Fox who wrote
“Silence gives way for Spirit to arrive.”

I like that.

A lot.

It leads me to ponder a possibility – a challenge – a hope – a prayer

What if people turned off / unplugged
the tv, computer, radio, iphone, ipod, ipad, CD player
for
one
hour
each
day.

And in that one hour
experienced
… silence
… not words.

Did nothing.

Would simply “be.”
… be present to the still, small Voice within.
… be present to the sounds of Nature’s joy.
… be present to the holy silence.

Space for “Spirit to arrive.”

silence-spiritArrives

Calligraphy
Alice Young (www.calligraphy.ca)

Text
June Maffin  (www.soulistry.com)

Quote
Matthew Fox

 

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