“When we make a place for silence, we make room for ourselves. This is simple. And it is radical. A room set apart for silence becomes a sanctuary — a place for breath, for refreshment, for challenge, and for healing. It is helpful to keep the space plain and simple: a few cushions, a rug . . . Simplicity allows the senses to rest from stimulation. Silent spaces invite us to go to the inner room — the room inside ourselves. By making room for silence, we resist the forces of the world which tell us to live an advertised life of surface appearances, instead of a discovered life — a life lived in contact with our senses, our feelings, our deepest thoughts and values.” Gunilla Norris
Today, find the room inside yourself for a while. We would love to see a photo of the space you set aside for silence today.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds781 The room inside ourselves (Aug 19, 2017)