Jan 6, 2010

Epiphanies come during silence, while we listen - repost

When I was younger, I couldn't figure out why certain monks and nuns took vows of silence. It seemed like an empty ritual. How foolish I was! I now realize these silent monastics are acutely aware of the toxic waste that flows from the mouth. They keep silence to save the earth. Perhaps I should join them.

Advice to those of us who consider ourselves righteous but have no control of the tongue: Let's be eco-friendly by keeping our mouths shut.

That way, we won't pollute the earth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very good - it seems impossible some days to talk with anyone without stepping on somebody's toes.