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If we look carefully enough at existence, we will see that all this mystery comes from a source, which I call Silence. It is true that all great spiritual insights, all cultural advancements, all art, all technological innovations, all scientific discoveries come from this single source. All of this comes from Silence. And, in my view, there can be no true mastery in any domain, no greatness of any kind, without the Self-knowledge that Silence bestows. Our skill in living depends on Silence, and through Silence we can directly access the single source of all things, and thus we can become impeccable in awareness and action. Look at how precise existence is. Should our works be any less so?
In Silence, we open to life and life opens to us, life reaches towards us and touches us in the center of our heart. Our heart breaks open and another heart is revealed. This is the true heart, the one that knows how to meet life with open arms. Silence knows that thoughts about life are not life itself. If we touch life through Silence, life touches us back, intimately, sensually, erotically. We become one with life itself, abandoning all thoughts about life. And then the mystery of life, the wonder of life, the beauty of life, the sanctity of life, become our life. Everything but wonderment falls away; the anger and fear and violence disappear as if they never existed.
Knowing Silence is knowing ourselves for the first time; we see the world for the first time. We only have to be still, to be still, until that Silence comes forth from within us, to surround us, to illuminate us. This Silence is the real teacher, the real teaching, the real path. This Silence is what we seek above all else, for it is who we are. It is our own Self. It is restores us to love and redeems us in love. In Silence we will know our own beauty, our own power, your own magnificence — it is the same for all! As the embodiment of Silence we are perfection itself.
Silence belongs to all of us. It is who we are. It is what we are. If we are to experience and embody authentic peace and love, if we are going to bring true healing to our wildly violent and endangered world, we are going to have to learn to live within this essence which joins us, and all living creatures, together as brothers and sisters.
Please remember the Silence beyond words, the Silence of mystery and magic, the Silence of the soul, of the heart, the Silence in which lovers give themselves to a greater loving, a selfless loving, the Silence which knows only this moment, this present moment, this incredible instant of pure life when time suddenly stops, when we breathe the high-altitude air we call love. This is what we all need, what our world needs.
Right now the world needs you and me, and many others, to be real and authentic. The world needs the healing power of my true heart, and yours. It needs our Silence.