Secretly we spoke, that wise one and me.
I said, Tell me the secrets of the world.
He said, Sh …
Let silence tell you the secrets of the world.

Will you include some silence in your plans for the Summer (here in Australia) or holiday season?

I have a personal ritual of taking a day or two in silence

Usually I manage this sometime between Christmas and New Year. However this year I am going to be on a yoga retreat up North .. a retreat that I have been wishing and dreaming of attending for a few years.  I will still have some silence, but also swimming, learning, yoga-ing and resting.

I always try to etch out at least a little time for full silence .. and it is usually best when family members are engaged with their own adventures – and out of the house.  Otherwise I might go out for the day (I have in the past begged girlfriend’s for a temporary use of their home for the day) or taken myself down to the beach with a hat and a towel.

But even if this is not possible, I try to include a personal commitment to inner silence.

Seeking to listen more than talk.
Pause more than rush.
Open more than closed.

This is where I find the magic happens.