Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Seeking Truth

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. Mahatma Gandhi Indian ascetic & nationalist leader (1869 - 1948)

I love silence. I glory in it when in its embrace. I think long thoughts, no matter the subject matter under consideration. Slow thinking demands intense levels of deep concentration, which I have in abundance, due to so many years of forced silence. Once upon a lifetime ago, silence was a prison, now it is freedom's gate.
But Gandhi called silence an attitude. Man that is so deep. Next time I seek healing silence, I will approach it from that direction and check out the landscape. So many answers hide there, just waiting for us to bring them out of the shadows. Switching on the light, by letting your thoughts free-fall, during sound-free moments always bears healthy fruit.
Even a brief retreat, from the chaos of this noisy world, clears confusion inspired by the speed at which the earth spins nowadays. We have less chance for silence, than our ancestors, and more need of it. Make good use of whatever amount you get, and the silence of your soul will keep you centered during even the most chaotic times of your life. And seeking truth in silence guarantees that the truths you find will be your very own.