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May 2: A Saturday in Spring

May 2: A Saturday in Spring
By Richard C. Cook |

Today, amidst the flowers of springtime, all I really want is to be able to listen to the Silence.

Silence is the place from which every created thing originates.

Silence is the source of “the peace that passeth all understanding.”

Silence is the space between thoughts.

Being in Silence is the greatest of all freedoms.

Life and death are the coming out of Silence and the returning into it.

Silence is the screen on which who we imagine we are is projected by the mind.

Silence is what swallows all thoughts in meditation.

When times are tough we want to be safe. Silence is safe.

We may be remorseful and seek forgiveness. Silence forgives.

Often we don’t know what to do. Silence points the way.

The world may seem ugly. Silence is beautiful.

We feel alone. Silence is company.

We feel lost. Silence is the path.

Silence calls.

Silence Is.


Richard C. Cook is a former federal analyst who writes on public policy issues. This article is from the daily blog at his website at We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform is available at


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