Monthly Archives: June 2015

Thought bubble…


A friend called to tell me about her 11-day silent retreat in a vipassana meditation centre. She told me how she spent her days in 10-hour meditations, and not even looking or making eye contact with others, eating simple meals — the amazing thing she said was how close she felt to the other meditators at the end of the session — when not a word or a look passed between them.
And when she returned home, there were crises to firefight, and she said she felt at peace, at poise and up to it all.

I am wondering at how much conversation there is inside and outside of me…
and at how much of silence is needed for harmonious living?
Do we need a national average of quiet per head — what is the dose for adults and for children ?
And how do we weave it into our daily lives?