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The Sound of Silence

June 24, 2018

The world is an incredibly busy place, noisy too. Not just noise out there but with all the rush and stress, I find that there’s lots of noise in my head too, and I don’t want it. I like my modern connected life, but I’ve found the cost to be high. I look around me and I’ve found lots of people feeling the same, young and old; and those of us somewhere in between.

The world is an incredibly busy place, noisy too. But it doesn’t have to go too deep inside. I lead a group of people who are learning how to be still and quiet inside. You might call it meditation; meditation that comes out of deep Christian roots. We gather for an hour together in an oasis of silence. We learn to calm our breathing and our mind, so that we can listen once again.

I have found that the silence sinks deep into me, calming me. I find that, without the constant outside clamour, I can hear, as if for the first time, the sound of my own thoughts.

Like deer from the trees, long hidden ideas and memories creep from cover. As I am healed in the silence I begin to hear another sound: The sound of silence; a sound that I suspect was there all along; the sound of eternity and the still small voice of God.

God bless…

 

Article of reflection broadcast by Park Radio at 7.45am on Sunday 24th June 2018.

http://www.parkradio.co.uk/

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