A positive path for spiritual living

6-28-20 Talk Notes: The Wise Silence

"The Supreme Critic on the errors of the past and the present, and the only prophet of that which must be, is that great nature in which we rest, as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere; that Unity, that Over-Soul, within which every man's particular being is contained and made one with all other; that common heart, of which all sincere conversation is the worship, to which all right action is submission; that overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents, and constrains every one to pass for what he is, and to speak from his character, and not from his tongue, and which evermore tends to pass into our thought and hand, and become wisdom, and virtue, and power, and beauty. We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE.”

 

Different Ways of Describing the Same Thing:

1.The Great Nature,

2.Unity,

3.Over-Soul,

4.Common heart,

5.An over-powering reality,

6.The soul of the whole,

7.The wise silence,

8.The universal beauty.

 

 

Emerson: The Polar Opposite of the Prevailing Theology: TULIP

 

 

The Silence

A state of consciousness where we connect with the intangible side of reality and experience our oneness with all that is.

 

“There is nothing spooky about mindfulness. It is simply a state of clear, nonjudgmental, and undistracted attention to the contents of consciousness, whether pleasant or unpleasant.” 

“Cultivating this quality of mind has been shown to reduce pain, anxiety, and depression; improve cognitive function; and even produce changes in gray matter density in regions of the brain related to learning and memory, emotional regulation, and self-awareness.”