We have spoken of the need to listen to the silence, to go gently on your way, and let your HPT, your Highly Precious Time be a time of quiet meditation, reconnecting with the Divine Logos. See Hanukah the Scribe on:
http://www.hanukahthescribe.wordpress.com under HPT.
In my life I have tried to make peace with all things and all people. I have even used draught excluder to soften the closing of doors in the house and although I love music I was never one for the loud stuff putting greater value on my ear-sight than my peers!
There are two authors whose words I would like to share with you now as they seem to share my innermost feelings on the value of Peace:
Firtly Max Ehrmann who died in the year I was born:
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann 1872 – 1945
And of course Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
You can feel the presence of God, in the depth of silence. In the excitement, clutter and confusion of the marketplace, you cannot hear His gentle footsteps. He resounds with clarity, when all is filled with silence.
Hence I insist on silence, practice of soft speech and minimum sound. Talk little, talk in whispers, sweet and true. When you want to place a heavy thing on the ground, place it with care, do not drop it and create noise around you. Bend a little, keep it softly and gently on the floor with care.
Similarly examine each and every act of yours and see to it that you execute it softly and silently. Transact all dealings with minimum speech and eliminate noise. Do not shout to persons standing far, go near them or beckon them to approach you. Loud noise is a sacrilege on the sky, just as there are sacrilegious uses of earth and water.
Divine Discourse, Oct 15, 1966. The year I left College
This the day 12.12.12 much heralded by the New Age but I ask why should it be different to any other day?
How was your day? Did it pass in Peace? Go Gently with Love, David
I was working David, but I grabbed 10 mins to link into that peaceful interlude… which brought its own Peace within for the rest of the day…
Thank you for this most informative piece my friend, such great thinking minds who knew the gentle way is the only way to peace…
be forever gentle with yourself upon the road of discovery…
Love and Peace Sue xox