I have now added more to this original post.
“Silence is not the only aid to the stillness. There is another, and that, ironically, is speech”.
Someone once said, “don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence” and I found that to be truly profound for many reasons. First of all I find that it is feels true and rings right. We don’t always need to speak and this follows on from my previous post that sometimes not all things need to be said.
Collective silence is however quite different to meditation. Outwardly it may seem similar and even look similar but from the inside of the room where this collective silence is taking place, it is entirely distinct. Sometimes someone within the collective silence circle may be moved to speak. And when they do they tend to speak from a deep, unfamiliar place inside them. I think as long as there is no personal agenda or self-regard…
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