I just finished leading five exquisite days of silent retreat for a group here in Nevada City. I am bursting with excitement to share with you the fruits of this adventure, and, at the same time, at a loss for words to talk about five days where there were no words.
Silence has always been, for me personally, the greatest teacher. Sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it? You think of a teacher as giving you messages, insights, guidance…how can silence do that? When I look back on my life, it was from discreet periods of silence that the greatest creative flow emerged. It was from discreet periods of silence that the greatest blessings flowed, synchronicity just happened, and things fell together in the outer world. It was following silence that opportunities flowed into my life most easily.