Question in the Silence

Stillness and Peace – A Mini Retreat — Kadampa Meditation Center Texas


“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”
Shannon L. Alder



If we can find space in our day to sit with the questions of life, over time, we will discover peace. 

Deepak Chopra explains, ‘In stillness, inner energies spontaneously wake up and bring about the appropriate transformation for every situation. When we bring our attention to stillness we tap into our knowing, which is based in love and infinite choice, rather than our thinking, which is often based in fear and scarcity-based assumptions. Within stillness rests our innate connection to our impeccable spirit and sacred creativity.’


“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.

Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.

Do not now look for the answers.

They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.

It is a question of experiencing everything.

At present you need to live the question.

Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

21 thoughts on “Question in the Silence

  1. The challenge/problem is that we have stopped seeking stillness and answers. Most of us never learned how in the first place. Many that once knew, have gotten soft. Can we ever recover it?

    1. It’s true. We have long ago forgotten to practice this powerful ritual. Many of our ancestors practiced this stillness daily, sitting on the land, and of course, the indigenous knew this was the way to heal; to find the answers; to know the next step. Now is the perfect time for us to begin this sacred practice again. I have never seen a better way to create transformation. 🙏🏻🌈

    1. I think it feels familiar to us to be disconnected. But when we begin to feel the immense benefits of connecting deeply; we wonder why we waited so long 😊💚💕

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