The soul lives there
in the silent breath. – Rumi
In silence and quiet we discover parts of ourselves
that are far deeper than language can ever express.
We stop needing the reassurance of others who mirror us,
we stop being distracted and seduced by the emotionality of words.
When we still lips and mind we find succour
in the gentle lessons that come to consciousness.
We revel in the beautiful sound of birds and life teeming around us.
Silence is the language of Source, which is
comforting for those brave enough to listen.
(The Gift, Ruth Ostrow)