The Other Side of Silence 

"If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. "

George Eliot


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Heard in a Dream


Do not open the silence.

Let the silence open you.

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Awakening Silence


I hear the rotating motion of the fan.

My fingers typing on the keyboard.


It’s Tuesday, 4am.

I hear my thoughts in this moment’s silence.


I think I’ll wear something blue today.

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I am often asked, "What do you do awake at 3 or 4 am in the morning?"
I get this perplexed look or tone of voice more often than not.
Very few give me a nod of understanding.
Not everyone gets it.

There's a few good things I do daily when I am awake before the crack of dawn.
I embrace the silence.  I pray.  I meditate.
It's only a few hours of the entire day that I am able to be in complete silence.
It's my GOD time.

Dr. Wayne Dyer says that silence is GOD.
I believe him!
It's the time of day I am able to fully hear myself.
I get answers with clarity, signs show up unexpectedly and I just know.

There's really not much to do except to listen.
Go deep within and stay there.
By the time the sun rises, noise sets in and the house wakens.
My moment of bliss silence is gone.

I was recently told, "3 am is sleeping time, I wouldn't know what to do with myself."
I wouldn't know what to do with myself in chaos if I didn't have my GOD time.
We all look forward to different things in life.
For me, the best part of my day really is waking up and being greeted by the silence of the wind.

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