September 2022 Daily Guides by Jeffon Seely |
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Each day brings two quotes from various wisdom teachers, a personal guide from the author’s life and a powerful affirmation.
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The Gift of Silence
Affirmation: I am connected to the sacred silence within where eternal peace, compassion and love reside.
Are you aware of all the noise that fills the day? The noise that blares from the television helps to tell us a vision if we are not aware of what’s happening. Have you read the words that fill social media sites providing polarizing insights into some of our world’s most complex and pressing challenges? Those written words can echo through our internal temple and reverberate throughout our experience.
Have you listened to the opinions provided by colleagues, community members, friends and family that at times may hinder the way you see yourself or the way you interact with this sacred moment? These spoken words might be shared with good intentions but can create barriers preventing us from finding the seed of belief within ourselves.
This external noise can easily occupy our consciousness because this external noise appears to be constant. What I’ve found is that just beneath this external noise is an incredible gift. You see, in order for noise to exist, there must first be a foundation of silence. This foundation is ever present, and within it is the doorway to the Divine. Behind all situations, beneath all difficulties and conflicts, just beyond the noises we hear or our minds create, is this place of stillness, of sacred silence.
As you move through this day, take some time and be mindful of this space within. Here your highest self awaits.
Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
God is not the author of confusion but of peace.
— Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind,” page 329