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By Remy Benoit

   True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
       William Penn (1644 - 1718)

  The holiday season brings a great deal of activity, noise, and stress into our lives.
  It is up to us to take the time to find the silence we need to remind ourselves what the holiday is celebrating.

  Sometimes we can find that silence by taking a walk.

  Sometimes we can find it just sitting quietly in a favorite chair.

  Sometimes we can find it being held in the arms of a loved one.

  It can be found sitting next to the crib of a sleeping child,just watching the breathing, steady, sweet, and slow.

  Sit alone with a flower and contemplate its quiet beauty.

  Sit alone with an old photo album, silently communing with those who are no longer here to grace the table with their joy.

  If you are ready for it, sit alone with yourself, and just be: no thoughts, no agenda, no program.

  Soak alone in a  hot tub lit by candlelight.

  However you choose to sit alone, sit quietly - the silence will come to you.

Pure Silence.


Right to Quiet Society.

Coleridge - Fears in Solitude.

The only way to have peace, is to be peace.


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