Today I want to share two quotes on silence taken from the closing prayer composed by Sophies Well, A Center for Sacred Heart Spirituality, for one of the Busy Persons' Retreats. The first quote is from Concha Camacho, rscj, a former Mother General:
"We must be able to create an inner silence so that the unfolding drama of the world becomes a reality that touches us; so that the love of God within us may inspire a creative and joyous response."
The second is from Meister Eckhart:
"Silence is a privileged entry into the realm of God and into eternal life. There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven. For silence is a language that is infinitely deeper, more far-reaching, more understanding, more compassionate, and more eternal than any other language....There is nothing in the world that resembles God as much as silence."