O' GREAT SPIRIT, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. --Cherokee Prayer
Have you ever noticed how most of us simply turn up the volume when we think we are being ignored? As if speaking more loudly will force people to listen to us. Native American spirituality tells us to honor the silence, the quiet. Truth will speak softly for itself--we need only be the vessel through which it gently flows. When silence and lovingkindness are welcomed in our hearts, Truth will surface and fill us with peace. Namaste
Gentle Thoughts: When was the last time you found yourself turning up the volume? Would whispering have been more effective?