Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Call Of Silence

Silence beckons,
I answer and
I am rewarded with moments of tranquility
that can be found only when surrounded by silence.
Silence encourages me
to intentionally engage in the art of doing nothing
In the silence, nothingness becomes something
of a world all its own.
Beauty is magnified
Serenity surrounds me and
I become mindfully aware of the inner peace
that can be found only when I answer
the summons of silence.

~~Veronica Bowman~~ Moments of the Soul


Judy said...

In today's world, it is very hard to find a time when all is silent. I sometimes get up in the middle of the night and just sit in the dark and listen--to nothing. I love it!!!

the wild magnolia said...

"...In silence, nothingness becomes something of a world all it's own."

The thought of silence surrounding things of beauty, and providing space for contemplation, is compelling.

Thank you for sharing.

Salinya said...

I love this. I am immediately reminded of the purpose of beginning and continuing my mindfulness meditation course. Thank you for sharing this!

mermaid said...

I needed to read this today. Thank you.

Beverly said...

I love the poem...I sent it to my daughter-in-law....

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, Sandra, PBJ, Kaveri and Beverly - thank you for commenting.
I know I surely need this every day.

Sharon said...

This poem is beautiful. When I first found myself home alone for long periods of time I did everything I could to fill the silence. I am learning to appreciate the silence. I am becoming aware of the inner peace.