Thursday, August 11, 2005

More Food for thought:: Being in Solitude

Whoever loves God wishes to be alone. Like newlyweds who do not want to have their intimacy interrupted by outsiders, those who have felt the love of God retire into silence and solitude.
~Ernesto Cardenal, abide in love

Silence is the communing of the conscious soul with itself.
~Henry David Thoreau

Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.
~Tao Te Ching

At the cresent moon, the silence
enters the heart.
~Chiyo-ni, from Woman Haiku Master

Which is worth more, a crowd of thousands,or your own genuine solitude?
Freedom, or power over an entire nation?
A little while alone in your room
will prove more valuable than anything else
that could ever be given you.

God's discretion invites us to silence, a silence filled with wonder, a silence which adores and opens itself to God, who draws closer in mystery. Adoration envelopes itself in silence, joining itself to that which draws closer.
~Daniel Bourquet, La Pudeur de Dieu

Thanks to Katt's inspiring blog for this nice thoughts.
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