SACRED SILENCE

http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/meditations/silence.html

    “There is a time for silence and a time for speech, a time for sleeping and a time for reawakening, a time for relaxation as well as a time for action. In the time which is given to silence, we can allow the universe to flow into our own existence.”
    [from the page]

    “Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.”
    [Ecclesiastes 5:1]

    “Villain I am conquered; the poor lover of discourse has no more to say.”
    [Plato, Phaedrus]

    “Whether it is the philosophy of a founding subject, a philosophy of originating experience or a philosophy of universal mediation, discourse is only really an activity, of writing in the first case, of reading in the second and exchange in the third. This exchange, this writing, this reading never involve anything but signs. Discourse thus nullifies itself, in reality, in placing itself at the disposal of the signifier.”
    [Michel Foucault, The Discourse on Language]

    “This above all, we have never denied our dreams. They would have had us perish. But we do not deny our voices. We are disorderly. We have often disturbed the peace. Indeed we study chaos–it points to the future.”
    [Susan Griffin, Woman and Nature]



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