Public spaces often lack social graces. Have you noticed that public and semi-public spaces are increasingly an assault on the senses? The attack on our eyes and ears – and other senses – are so ubiquitous that most people seem unaware of this assault. Nevertheless, there impact is felt. It’s important to set aside space for silence and solitude each day. This may mean rising before dawn – or taking small breaks during the day – to simply be still. We can’t always find external quiet but we can embrace inner silence with discipline. The gentle light touch of an ethereal world awaits growth within us.
We can cultivate an ethereal space of silence and simplicity. This comes from the discipline of meditation, stillness, and plain gentle direct speech that is birthed from the practice of inner silence. The discipline of even one of these practices – silence, solitude or stillness – can activate this ethereal inner space of peace. Enjoy the journey.
anthony glenn miller
Being one with the Tao is to be at peace,
and to be in conflict with it,
leads to chaos and dysfunction.
Chapter 16 – Tao Te Ching
Jesus’ disciples said,
“Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!”