Sharada Devi, – a pseudo-name for a person – who regularly brings a great deal of positive and unique spiritual energy to the classes at the center, had the opportunity to spend a whole day observing Silence last week. Practicing Silence can be a very powerful ally in your quest to stand up amidst the unwanted noise and play the role of a pure seer – both of the world outside and within you. As you practice silence, remind yourself constantly to keep the noise away from the mind – the thoughts that add no value to existence. Practicing Silence can also be accompanied by lighter activity and eating than usual. Practicing Silence can be reflection (without dwelling) with reinforcement of what you observe. Your mind needs Silence and will benefit from it.
[From a Nov 2005 email sent to students]