Thought for the day, Sunday 26th September

“To be silent with another person is a deep expression of trust and confidence, and it is only when we are unconfident that we feel compelled to talk. To be silent with another person is truly to be with that other person… We do not have to create silence. The silence is there within us. What we have to do is to become silent, to become the silence. The purpose of meditation is to allow ourselves to become silent enough to allow this interior silence to emerge. Silence is the language of the spirit.”
Benedictine monk John Main (1926 – 1982), quoted in Fragments of Holiness for Daily Reflection

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