Silence is living, dynamic, and liberating.
The practice of silence nourishes vigilance, self-knowledge, letting go, and the compassionate embrace of all whom we would otherwise be quick to condemn.
Gradually we realize that whatever it is in us that sees the mind games we play is itself free of all such mind games and is utterly silent, pure, vast and free.
When we realize we are the awareness and not the drama unfolding in our awareness our lives a freer, simpler, more compassionate.
Fear remains frightening but we are not afraid of fear. Pain still hurts, but we are not hurt by pain.
Into a Silent Land
Martin Laird DLT 2006 (page 116)