The Depths and Layers of Silence

Have you noticed the depths and layers of silence?

We start with a silent sit.

Our monkey mind works.

It has its own plans.

We then begin to notice our thoughts.

We are the observer of our thoughts.

They are not always what they seem to tell us who we are.

We then come to realize that we can let go of our thoughts.

We enter the spaces between our thoughts.

We are just being with Being.

We enter a deeper and deeper rest.

We are one with God and everything.

The depths of God are vast and endless.

They are always available to be explored when you enter this majestic silence.


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Go Further:

An Ocean of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation by Martin Laird

Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird

A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation  by Martin Laird

Holy Silence  by J. Brent Bill


I am currently reading The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians by N. T. Wright.

Christian Meditation | Entering the Mind of Christ by James Finley: A powerful course on the contemplative path of prayer passed down from Jesus.

Contemplative Practices: 5 Ways of Consenting to the Divine – Learn methods practiced by Christian mystics for centuries to consent to the action and presence of God within, including Centering Prayer, The Examen, Lectio Divina, Christian Meditation, and the Jesus Prayer.

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