Thursday, 14 October 2021


"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. 



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

  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.

  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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