Provides favourable conditions for working with our mind

September 1st 2015
Silence is the expression of peace, harmony and perfection, and it provides the best conditions for psychological and spiritual work. ‘Learn how to become silent within’, the sages tell us. But silence alone does not do a great deal. In spiritual life it cannot be a goal in itself; its true function is to enable thought and the creative imagination to take flight. Each time you are given the experience of savouring moments of true silence, at home or in nature, try to create in your mind something pure, warm, full of light and powerful. The day you succeed in making the atmosphere around you vibrant, all those who come to visit you or who pass your way will receive an impulse to do good. Merely remaining still is pointless. Even in stillness and silence, you have to learn how to become alive and creative.