Thursday, 14 October 2021

Silence

"A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words."

B K Swathi








 This is the space set aside for silent contemplation at Hidcote Gardens where we went back in the summer. 

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. One of my favourites is to only say something if you can improve upon the silence.

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  2. I retreat to my bedroom upstairs when things get too much for me, it's nice and quiet up there and it revives me to keep going.
    Briony
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  3. I went on a silent retreat once, for a weekend. When you remove speaking, a lot of distractions are removed from your day. At the end of the weekend, I felt refreshed, as if I'd been gone for a month. Note: out on a solitary walk, I wound up discovering a pond on the monastery, and I walked through the tall grass to get there. I was attacked by a goose. Temporarily, I forgot my vow of silence.

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