The most basic and powerful way to connect to another human being is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we will ever give each other is our attention…. A loving and understanding silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal or stares. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of understanding acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find and that to me is why we must give. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life of moments and of connections.
Silence is a place of great power and healing and above all its a place where our souls communicate!
Think of this tonight and tomorrow
as you go through your days and moments!
Goodnight and God bless each of you and all of those to whom you are connected!