We have a strong tendency to imagine Silence as the absence of sound. This imagination deprives Silence of being anything in itself and makes it an emptiness, a void that should be the norm. But Silence was here before anything else, and it envelopes everything else. It is the most primary phenomenon of existence, both palpably something and seemingly nothing. Silence is prior to sound, not the cessation of sound. It is already present. If we drop into quietness for just a moment, we feel the presence of Silence as an invitation.
Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness, Robert Sardello
We launched our first "Quiet Space" last Sunday and we'll continue through the summer. It is hosted by our Spiritual Formation Team and is held in the Sedalia Room from 9:15-9:45. Come for five minutes- or stay for thirty!