Silence is a quality of the inner life

August 27th 2021
How mistaken people are in thinking that silence is like the desert, a void, the absence of any activity or any creation – in a word, nothingness. In fact, there is silence and then there is silence. Generally speaking, there are two types of silence: the silence of death and the silence of the higher life. It is precisely the latter – the silence of the higher life – that we need to understand, and that we are talking about here. This silence is not inertia, but intense work that is carried out in the midst of perfect harmony. It is neither a void nor an absence, but a fullness comparable to that experienced by beings united by a great love who are living something so profound that they cannot express it with gestures or words. Silence is a quality of the inner life.