“We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”
~ Ram Dass
All sounds, from a whisper to a classical symphony, arise out of silence and disappear into silence. But silence is always there beneath sound and is the space where sound can exist. We tend to think of silence as the absence of sound, but silence has its own weight and quality. When you listen to silence, you can perceive its intense depth and power.
Silence is the void where we can hear the many sounds that we often ignore – the voice of our intuition telling us the truth, the sound of the breeze blowing, the hum of the radiator and the noises we make just because we are alive.
One way to experience silence is to wake up before the rest of the world has come alive.
Sit still and simply listen. You may hear your heartbeat or your breath, but keep your attention tuned to the silence that surrounds you. Stay this way for as long as you can, and allow the sound of silence to penetrate your body until it moves into your core. Feel the gentle, pulsing waves of silence and allow it to cleanse you.
Five minutes communing with silence can leave you feeling vibrant and connected to the universe. Give it a try today!