9 thoughts on “The Threefold Power of Silence

  • January 4, 2012 at 2:00 am

    i seek a refuge of the mind
    a haven of the soul
    that place where standing i can rest
    or sit in peace

    there are no easy places
    there seems no hidden parks
    no solace in reason
    no rest from who i am

    but here and there an island
    calls with salted tang of green and lush
    and i am called to stroke

    verdant, lush and coolness high
    promise of clean and flowing crystal sounds of light
    that break in splendor on harsh rocks
    made luring, livid – splash of freedom

    where others dwell in soft acceptance
    there i go
    and who will be there i don’t know
    enormous clouds make play of my mind

    perhaps you know?


    • January 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm


      Thanks for this poetic contribution. Very appropriate to the piece.


  • January 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Wow… that was beautifully written. Thank you for this.

  • January 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks, Will – I really needed to read something grounding – a reminder to get out of my head; the place where I seem to be locked into.

    • January 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm


      Glad to help you find some inner peace and quiet. We all need it, and we all need help getting to it.


  • January 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks for those comments Jenny and Will – much appreciated


  • January 5, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Hi Pop,

    That’s wonderful, words are flowing around like a breeze want to hug you with peace.


  • January 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Lovely. And so I’ll be – silent – in a moment.
    There’s a Prayer of St Theresa Avila – even tho I hold myself agnostic, I find it a comfort, letting God be the unknowable mystery that surrounds us.

    St Teresa Avila
    Let nothing disturb thee

    Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee;
    All things are passing,
    God never changeth!
    Patient endurance
    Attaineth to all things;
    Who God possesseth
    In nothing is wanting;
    Alone God sufficeth.

    In Spanish

    Nada te turbe,
    Nada te espante;
    Todo se pasa;
    Dios no se muda.
    La paciencia todo lo alcanza.
    Quien a Dios tiene
    Nada le falta.
    Solo Dios basta.

    • January 5, 2012 at 8:58 am


      Thank you for that contribution. The prayer is beautiful, especially in its original language.



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