“To wait in silence is to bid farewell to earthly conversation and attention. It is that vital bridge that takes us from a carnal world to a spiritual world. This silent surrendering of the soul to God opens the door to the “higher plane” of His divine love.”
From my morning readings in “The Hour That Changes the World”, by Dick Eastman.
The Rainbow at Yellowstorm, a photo by Stuck in Customs on Flickr.
It seems like I always need something to listen to. I even play music to go to sleep. Silence feels threatening to me. But I am learning to embrace silence when sitting in prayer. I hope that soon I will be able to hear His voice in the silences I am able to allow.
Silence used to scare me as well but now having embraced it, i realize how essential it is. Its so soothing to just be silent at times, to sit and just observe thoughts/things as they come and go. You will be amazed by how much being silent will teach you. 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement! I continue to experiment and experience 🙂
Glad you are enjoying my favorite book and favorite way of having my devotions. Do you have Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. She is another listener.