SILENCE

While on a silent retreat at Worth Abbey just before Easter. During the last lunch were would could chat the chat went on to the discussion on silence of all things but Fr. Patrick came out with two wonderful quotes that made me really think .

“SILENCE IS THE GATE WAY TO THE SOUL.”

“SILENCE IS LIKE GOING INTO A CAVE WITH A TIGER IN IT.”

It then made me think  and ask my self is there a difference in contemplation and silence?

SILENCE = the emptying of the mind to listen at a deeper level

CONTEMPLATION = the digestion of something in a silence like when doing the examen or lectio divina.

AM I RIGHT TO THINK THIS?

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