صفحة جديدة 4
هل صليت على النبى محمد ﷺ اليوم ؟
Silence is much more than the absence of sound.
It is the source to which all words return to attain true meaning.
Silence has also the power to help us realise how unrealistic our sense of self-importance is.
Words are often inadequate to express what we want to say.
It is silence that puts an end to our self-delusion, to our belief that we could drown the voices of dissent by our logic and explanations
Most of all, silence opens the door to forgiveness.
Spoken words determine relationships for good or for ill, for love or for hate.
But words once spoken sink into the oblivion from which they came.
This 'forgetting' opens the door to forgiveness.
Ironical as it may seem, silence is the foundation of all interpersonal communication.
When we communicate with each other, we are often unaware that silence sits in at every conversation.
Silence is the third speaker in a conversation.
That is why the listener receives more that just the words that the speaker has given.
The more we are aware of this, the more we will speak from this silence.
Silence is not the same as not talking.
Rather, it is a deep presence within a person,
a presence that shapes not only every word but also every movement and every gesture.
Such an abiding presence guides a person to a life that is beyond the word and ultimately beyond himself.
Truly the journey into silence
through meditation is one that fosters non-violence and helps build community togetherness.