…my grief was to deeply rooted to be cured with words. —Orinda—
…We give enormous power to words in our culture. Most of us have given words the power to hurt us, at times,
and we have also given them the power to heal. Many of us say prayers that have a certain meaning,
invoking deep comfort and putting us in touch with our spiritual essence.
Life deals wounds that can’t be healed even by these precious soothing words.
For many of us there will be times when all our strength is needed simply to endure, to live from one moment to the next.
At such times, silence has more power than words. We’re fortunate if we’ve developed our capacity to meditate to
empty ourselves, and seek the still point. The wounded spirit shrinks from the words.
They can never say all we mean, and words always carry the world with them.
We must cultivate the serenity that lies beyond words. It has a nourishing power…
Today I shall remember that silence can heal the wounded spirit.