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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Silent listening

We find God by looking, contemplating nature, but we also find God by listening in the silence of our hearts. We need to learn to listen to what God is saying in this silence. We learn to attune our self to the Beloved and to develop "the ear of the heart, the inner listening of the soul." (From "Prayer of the Heart")

I have come to love and relish silence and it is such a gift. I do remember that I struggled as a novice with the rule of silence we had then. Now, with people always on phones or leaving the TV on for hours, many are used to noise. I rejoice in the opportunity to just sit in silence and remember that silence is God's first language.

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