This month we welcome a number of Turkish women into this community of chosen silence and reflection. The invitation is online here, so that you can review the intent and, if you want, send it along to friends.
Each month we send a reminder and some kind of inspiration to open the way into the stillness that holds our lives. This poem was written by Thomas Merton, a 20th century writer, mystic and Trappist Monk. He spoke of the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. "When society is made up of people who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority.”
Our hope is that whatever time you spend in silence this Sunday (be it ten minutes, an hour, or the full day) that it connects you to the the silent and fiery Unknown. The world thanks you for this gift.