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Silence – Christine Valters Paintner

September 30, 2020

“Silence can be challenging. Not just because the world we live in conspires to fill each moment with noise – from radios to televisions to movies to music to urban sounds of traffic and to the congestion of people living close together – but because there is also a fear of entering into silence. When we are used to living at a distance from our deep center – caught up in the surface chatter – dropping down into the silent pool of God’s presence can evoke fearfulness. What might we discover when we pause long enough to really hear?”

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhDThe Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom

What fears keep you from dropping into the silent pool of God’s presence? What do you hear when you pause long enough to be silent?

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