Friday, October 30, 2009

Silent

What deadens us most to God's presence within us, I think, is the inner dialogue that we are continuously engaged in with ourselves, the endless chatter of human thought. I suspect that there is nothing more crucial to true spiritual comfort . . . than being able from time to time to stop that chatter including the chatter of spoken prayer. If we choose to seek the silence of the holy place, or to open ourselves to its seeking, I think there is no surer way than by keeping silent.

--Frederick Buechner

2 comments:

Mamushsky World Headquarters said...

dig it. And diggin' into it. silently. thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

man this is the truth.. but I find it one of the most challenges things to do.. me, being silent? who would of thought, right? ... but it is so wonderful when it happens.