The Song of Silence

The Song of Silence

Silence, a spiritual practice in itself, enables us to internalise and supports a deeper kind of nourishment. In a silent and meditative environment, the body relaxes, awareness sharpens, and space opens for hidden impressions to release and insights to develop. Silence allows us to slow down and be truly present with our senses and the world around us.

Heromine Lock, a recent participant on the Silent Meditation Retreat, shares with us her reflections and experience .

Sunday (I don’t know what the date is)
I feel rested 
so well rested 
connected with myself and these people around me
it hasn’t been a ‘silent retreat’
for there is noise everywhere
music everywhere
the water singing
birds ringing
bell chimes
trees breath
music in the kitchen
the way people carry themselves gently 
everything is gentle 
the world is peaceful
it waits patiently 
it will wait for you
to come to a place of peace 
Bodies laying in the sun  
art taking place
thoughts calm
thoughts crazy
thoughts collected
no judgement 
Smoke from the chimney 
the constant fresh breeze 
mugs of warmth 
the fireplace and smell of pine from the forest hanging above
birds, bees, butterflies 
garden grows rapidly 
greens and goodness in those gardens
people existing peacefully 
the world is peaceful 
I’m at peace
I hope you are too
I walked the labyrinth 
I looked where my feet were
I wondered where it leads to and where I was heading 
how long it would take to reach the centre 
how many more steps
how much longer of this precious time
then it dawned on my
‘Don’t look too far ahead’-
for if you do, you become worried, you start planning, you take yourself out of this precious present moment…
Perhaps one of the things I’ve learnt in my time at Mana is to ‘Take it one step at a time’…
Perhaps it is best to handle life and life obstacles
‘One step at a time’

For more information about our upcoming Silent Meditation Retreats, please visit our Retreat Schedule Page

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