Silence welling up from the core of our being may be understood, through experience, as the embrace of God.

Silence is not an auditory silence or even a quietness of the mind, it is a state of profound and inexpressible stillness in which God is known and experienced to be one’s true and abiding state.

He is the ancient one; He is the immediate one; He exists as the supreme serenity; He is the tranquility immanent; the pure expanse whose essence is He himself, who is my ‘I’.

  • M.


To be free…

To be what we are not, we must go by a way in which we are not.

To be free is to escape from ourselves… to coalesce into unity, returning to our true primordial state, losing ourselves in Love.

Being in love: being homage to the most simple, at the still centre of all, so utterly free.

“I and the Father are one”.

All not-at-one-ness, all division, rests on a clinging to individuality that hinders the coalescence into unity.

… being that truly understands itself grasps that it only comes to itself by moving away from itself and finding its way back as relatedness to its true primordial state.

Ratzinger J. (1969) I to C. (pp189-190)