This week I feel so comforted by the encouragement to ‘seek the silence frequently’ in the MK lesson. No doubt it has to do with having been with a super active toddler without my husband available to help me for several weeks now, and there has been little time to be in stillness, outside of when my toddler is resting, either in bed or in the stroller if we are out and about.
Not having TV on is no issue at all – I don’t miss a thing. Silence has never been so precious to me as it has in the last couple years, most likely because I experience it rarely :). Only now I am also enjoying the wonderful exercises during the daily “sit”, and while it’s been harder this week as I got a cold and cough which I can’t often stop right now, getting back to the daily practice of it has been so helpful. My thoughts have definitely been much more scattered, rather than focused, let alone controlled. That is the second ‘thing’ I feel so compelled to pursue this week, besides the seeking of silence.
I want to share a quote from the Master Key because my heart resonates with it so much:
“Over-work or over-play or over-bodily activity of any kind produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes it impossible to do the more important work which results in a realization of conscious power. We should, therefore, See the Silence frequently. Power comes through repose, it is in the silence that we can be still, and when we are still, we can think and thought is the secret of all attainment.” (4-25)