Becoming Still

In these clamorous and (yes) revolutionary times, I find that I act and speak my best when I have paid enough attention to the basic silence/stillness that all things rest in and erupt from. The stillness is always both around us and inside us, yet we must be deliberate in remembering it and cultivating it, in the midst of the storm. Dorothy Soelle  speaks to this in her outstanding book The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance, a learned and penetrating exploration of the roots of effective resistance to the Powers and idols of empire: “Becoming ‘still’  is the ground for the clear and even clamorous NO! uttered in resisting”. And within and beyond the NO, the YES to who and what we know we really are.

Published in: on December 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

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