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Monday, December 31, 2018

Silence and Happiness

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Going into the silence, Dr. Ernest Holmes reminds us, does not mean that either our minds or our physical reactions are obliterated, for if they were we should pass into oblivion. We are not trying to discover how to be less ourselves, but how to be more ourselves.

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Jesus gave a good example of going into the silence when he told us that in prayer, we should enter the closet and close the door. It is evident that he was not referring to an actual closet. He could nothave been referring to any particular physical space, walled in like a small room. His language was symbolic. Entering the closet means withdrawing into one's own mind, for it is from one's own mind that the creativity that one possesses emanates.

Edward Viljoen

Dr. Edward Viljoen, the author of The Power of Meditation, speaks at The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa

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