I find quiet time in my garden, weather permitting. I usually take my cup of hazelnut coffee with me when I go out for an inspection tour. Most often, I start by pulling one tuft of weed and then another. Before I know it, I am down on my knees, creeping and crawling along the plants, weeding.
When I pause to take a sip of now tepid coffee, I hear the kindergarten kids from across the field squealing with delight. Their voices carry on the wind.
Quiet time is indeed elusive but a little noise has never hurt me as long as my thoughts are still and quiet.
Back in the Summer Kitchen taking a zip of my now cold water, I thumbed through some papers and found the following note that I had put together about silence from Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Suryaa Das. Let me share it with you:
Silence is true
Silence is golden
Silence is medicinal
Silence is healing
Silence is real
It is within me
Find your own quiet time and enjoy it.
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