The life that emerges from silence.
“Silence is very much part of my universe now, an awareness of silence.
My universe involves using silence and not waiting for something to happen, because the silence is what’s happening, because you and I come here seeking truth and the best I can understand it is that truth is not conceptual, that what you can think about isn’t the ultimate truth. That’s why God has no name, and that’s that process of getting to the place behind the form where discriminative things have merged or are unified… ” ~ Ram Daas
It is so interesting to me when I am sitting with something in my heart, it is reflected back in the world around me. Perhaps it is resonance, perhaps I am open to seeing it, maybe completely random.
These words by Ram Daas hit home for me. The more I explore life, not only in physical terms, but life as energy, as something perhaps not even seen or heard, I am more and more drawn to sitting in silence. I enjoy letting the noise soften, the physical world to subside so that I can feel more. I can feel the energy of life in me, the energy of life around me, without any need to put it into words immediately.
Words often feel somewhat arbitrary. The words I use can mean something entirely different to me than to someone else. Hence, it is so easy to find oneself in places of confusion or misunderstanding in relationships. I’m in no rush to conceptualize and analyze. I have been doing that my entire life. It has run its course and makes its way back often enough. Silence, without needing to fill the space, fills me with experience. I don’t always have to like it or prefer it, but it does make me feel more alive in my body and heart, than any amount of thinking can.
We all live in a world where we communicate through language, but we also communicate through our bodies and things unseen. It is simply felt and often no words can describe it. So, of course, I am not going to surrender my life fully to silence. That would not at all go over well with my family, community or for me. I will, however, make time for silence every day the best I can. Perhaps, the words that emerge from a place of silence will feel more true to me because I took the time to listen.
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ~ Ram Daas