"silence is frightening because it strips us as nothing else does, throwing upon the stark realities of our life. It reminds us of death, which will cut us off from this world and leave only us and God. And in that quiet, what if there turns out to be very little to ‘just us and God’? Think what it says about the inward emptiness of our lives if we must always turn on the tape player or radio to make sure something is happening around us."
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The second discipline of abstinence that Willard talks about in The Spirit of the Disciplines is silence. He says this about it: