Hello fellow ordinary guru seekers
Do you think we all talk too much? Is it possible that a guru could pass by to offer a tip on better living, but we cannot notice her because we’re too busy talking and insisting we’re right on everything? Hmmm. Karen inquires into the value of silence (see below).
I’ve heard you say, “Ask silence what to do” at one of your classes at Northeastern University. Can you tell me the benefit of shutting up once again?
Thank you, Karen B.
Nice to hear from you. You were always very inquisitive in class, wanting the truth to guide you. Thank you for your contributions.
So, now … “Ask silence what to do” … what’s that mean?
When you are willing to be quiet (place your point of view aside for a moment), answers often come. That’s because you’re not taking your usual thoughts with you into the inquiry, which enables you to see things differently.
It’s great to be quiet. Nothing horrible happens. In fact, often great things come of it. Most folks (these days) don’t know that. They think the louder they get the more they will get out of life. That’s not true.
When someone is truly awake, like a composer composing a musical piece, or an artist painting on canvas, or a scientist studying an electron under a microscope, or an inventor working on his invention in his workshop – he or she is very silent. Why, because when silent we’re far more attentive and we make far fewer mistakes with what we’re doing.
Go silent deep within, and your intuitive self has an opportunity to speak to you. That can be mind-boggling!
Blessings to you Karen, Rob
Many will say that when you’re quiet you’re being weak. When you’re quiet you are most often being strong. That’s when great ideas come and you get a lot done.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
Ps “I will direct my attention toward understanding rather than blustering.” That affirmation can achieve wonders when life is confusing.