Saturday, February 06, 2010

words



Silence frees us from the need to control others ... A frantic stream of words flows from us in an attempt to straighten others out. We want so desperately for them to agree with us, to see things our way. We evaluate people, judge people, condemn people. We devour people with our words. Silence is one of the deepest Disciplines of the Spirit simply because it puts the stopper on that.

~ Richard Foster ~
from his book Freedom of Simplicity

So...based on that, I guess I got nothin' to say today.

Hope your weekend is all you want it to be.

4 comments:

Karen L R said...

Meditation, Silent Meeting, walks in the woods. Plenty of space to let things go.

Very nice post.

Kathryn Grace said...

Thank you for this tender reminder. Of all the things I love so well, silence is high on the list. May you rest well in yours.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Silence is golden.

Susan O'Neil said...

Look at that FACE!!!!!