Monday, March 03, 2008

Silence

I am going into silence for three days. This is an opportunity to listen – rather than to talk. Because I am so skilled at talking it becomes my Achilles heel…. And I require the discipline of stillness to become aware of a life bigger than my own. I will be at the Springfield Convent Retreat Centre, accompanied by my colleague Dave Newton.


“A gentle, loving, inner peace and silence is here and now in this moment. It has always been this way. It is always here. It is right here within you and all around you, a stillness, an apparent void, a seeming nothingness out of which everything arises, exists, and eventually returns”.

Pray for me.

3 comments:

Jen Tyler said...

I admire your ability to recognize our great need for this kind of retreat. I hope it is a refreshing and insightful time for you that is led by the Spirit.

Crimson said...

Hey Pete,

Silence is one of the biggest obsticles for so many people, there is often that silence that can be cut with a blade or people babbling on to just feel safe, protected from there own thoughts.

It is really cool, that you have the opportunity to have this special time, and what is even beter, is that you are taking advantage in it.

We can only hear Gods voice by listening, and that takes some time to get right, i am still struggling with that - my thoughts usually just run off.

But i will be praying for you, and i trust that God will give you what you need from Him and give you the contentness and peace surrounded by His awesome love and give you the things you need to recapture your true calling!

God bless.

C

Deacon Sue said...

Phew....thank goodness for small mercies! LOL
Love Sue