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spirituality

stories of noisy silence

practicing silence

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radios. cell phones. t.v.’s. advertisements. iPods, iNoise.

do i have the courage to turn them off to learn how to really listen? noise is my soundtrack. i don’t know what the void feels like without the noise that i have made my own. somehow i think i need to jump into the silent.

turn off. off. off. off. off. . . now what do i do? maybe i’ll light a candle. . . the flame is beautiful. is this a metaphor for my soul? . . . i feel like i should be doing something more productive. . . it’s refreshing to be rid of outside noise. . . maybe i should pray. . . are you there god? . . . hmm, no answer.

silence is difficult. i’m left to myself and i don’t know if i like it. do i enjoy my life? do i enjoy my relationships? who am i? am i me? . . . . . . fear. . . stop thinking, i need silence. . . . . . what if i change directions? . . . silence. . . loneliness. . . fear. . . . . . why do i. . . stop. . . silence. . . . . . why. . . . . . silence. . . nothingness. . . . . .

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About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science

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