Silence

A Quote by Thomas Hardy on silence and listen

A man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on silence, nature, water, and thought

The sound of water says what I think.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on silence, energy, sound, musical, song, word, manifest, attention, inner, and outer

Silence is Golden; it has divine power and immense energy. Try to pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds.  Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, and every word. The unmanifested is present in this world as silence.  All you have to do is pay attention to it.

Eckhart Tolle

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on rumi and silence

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There's nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, 'Be more silent.' Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you've died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Chad

A Quote by Yueh Lin on speech and silence

"Ninety percent accuracy is not as good as silence"

Yueh Lin

Source: Zen quote

Contributed by: Norman

A Quote by Caroline Myss on silence, mind, fear, contemplation, reflection, meditation, and grace

Contain your experience with the divine so that it does not escape you but rather shapes you.  Be silent.  Silence will help you avoid engaging in the games of competition and illusion that regularly seduce us in the outside world.  Silence also helps you avoid distraction.  It helps focus the busy mind---the mind that always has to be doing something, thinking something, the mind that always has to be otherwise engaged lest it become introspective and allow the soul's voice to override its own.  The silence I am describing is a silence that you use to contain the grace you receive when you enter the Castle of your soul.  This quality of silence allows you to engage in discernment.  You carry this silence within you, even when you are with others.  It allows you to hold your center amid the chaos of your life; it keeps you clear so that you do not do or say things you will regret or make decisions out of fear.

Caroline Myss

Source: Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul, Pages: 38-39

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A Quote by Caroline Myss on silence and grace

Silence is a learned practice that requires far more than just not talking.  Not talking is not silence; it's just not talking.

Caroline Myss

Source: Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul, Pages: 39

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Caroline Myss on guidance, silence, grace, and dreaming

Do not assume that divine guidance flows only when you are in need of help.  Guidance continues to flow whether or not you have problems.  It transcends problems, heartbreaks, and traumas, flowing through dreams and illuminations.... Whether guidance comes during times of tranquility or trauma, however, it is up to you to have the courage to acknowledge it....

Caroline Myss

Source: Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul, Pages: 129

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Claude Debussy on music and silence

Music is the silence between the notes.

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Contributed by: Arflad

A Quote by C^3 on sage, wisdom, truth, beauty, being, silence, stillness, silent, still, resting sage, chad, christopher, cobb, light, shine, smile, smiling, knowing, oneness, unity, and love

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The nature of light is to shine.
The way of the river is to return home to its sea.
The essence of human is being.
For the sage there are no answers to the important
questions of existence such as, who am I and
why am I here.
The sage is silent.
The sage is smiling.
The sage just IS.

Chad Christopher Cobb

Source: The Resting Sage, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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