Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: The Sound of Silence

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Sound of Silence

As a Yogi, I have a stated purpose--to seek and experience the Anahat, the unstruck sound at the heart, silence. It is the key to shuniya--stillness--the zero point in which everything is nothing and nothing is everything. This silence and stillness are the keys to prosperity, living in the flow, and the experience of the True Self.

However, when as human being, I'm the recipient of the 'silent treatment', it's not so easy. Yogi Bhajan said that it's the most painful thing you can do to your beloved and should only be used in the most extreme cases. It's so painful at this point because it feels so out-of-nowhere. Yes we had an argument; but where there was a door there is now a wall. It's like everything that came before is forgotten--the beautiful day, the working together as a team, the fun, the camaraderie, the plans--and now there's only silence.

This is the beginning of day five of silence between us. I pray it ends soon or this story, my story, may have to be rewritten--again.

May silence always be tranquil
and a peace for the heart
May silence bring equanimity
and grace to the spirit
May silence be a wellspring
of gifts to the soul



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