Today it is hard to find silence
We are bombarded by noise from all sides
And when we actually might be able to find silence
We destroy it by turning on some noise
In order to find distraction from ourselves
Because we are restless
Uncomfortable in our own skins.
If we experience the stillness of silence
We might have to look deep inside ourselves
And we are not sure if we would like what we would find.
Mother Teresa said “God is the friend of silence”
The trees, plants and flowers all grow in silence
The sun, moon and stars all move in silence.
Let us take a few moments to enjoy silence
To allow ourselves to be who we are
To be comfortable with who we are
To allow the divine to flow through us.
Submitted by Roger Courtney, Ireland