To wait in silence…

“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 by Stuck in Customs
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.