Every month as I practice this dedicated day of connecting with the silence place inside, I have a direct experience of returning to a Well. The image and experience of a very water-based energy returning to my body, to my very cells, is most tangible. It is as though when I go about my normal days if I move to quickly I get slightly out in front of this deep wellspring of energy, perception, and intelligence. I slowly start to dry-out and feel depleted.
Whenever I slow down and truly have my daily actions keep momentarily anchored to the core of my own internal rhythms and instincts I live with more full-bodied focus and ‘juice.’
I came upon a passage of Thomas Merton’s recently that spoke directly to this experience:
"There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out to me from unseen roots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly, saluting me with indescribable humility. This is at once my own being, my own nature, and the Gift of my Creator’s Thought and Art within me …. speaking as my sister, Wisdom.
Listen closely for those rhythms that are unique to you and live from them so that you live each day with a wellspring that is full to overflowing. May your practice of silence assist you to stay in contact every more directly to this inexhaustible ‘fount of action and joy."
Peri and Barbara