From Silence, Return
Your way in is to listen. There is no substitute for listening to Silence.
Silence is before the goal. Not attained. Realized.
Silence is not a model of the world. It is the platform on which the whole world moves. It is the context for every story. No matter how grand or complex, no matter how small or simplistic, Silence is the foundation for it all. Any thought, feeling or experience, no matter how convincing, always fades back to Silence. You cannot begin any experience or be shocked by any fantasy without Silence being there first. Silence is primary.
The value of Silence is simplicity. Focus, clarity, peace - all of that is available in Silence. Everything is easier in Silence. Difficulty might arise, but it finds root in Silence. The practice of Silence is relationship with Silence - falling into it, loving it, being it.
The penetrating depth of Silence is inexhaustible. It is the mouth of Being. No matter where you go in thought, imagination or experience, Silence stands in the background, ready to swallow.
Silence is where the flow of the universe begins. Noticing Silence is all that is needed. You dissolve as an isolated focal point of attention and become All. All is freedom.
All is in motion, in constant flux and change, Silence is what remains the same. Silence is stability. Silence is the only living reality.
Noticing Silence is the only habit needed to fall into harmony. When Silence is noticed, life rearranges to accommodate that shift in perspective. Harmony becomes natural. Flow becomes obvious.
Letting go is noticing Silence. Whatever disturbs you finds root in Silence. Noticing Silence behind every experience releases tension.
The first tension of any experience is identity. There is a central character named I-Me-My in a story. When Silence is noticed as the context for that story, the tension of the character dissolves. Whatever happens in the story happens by itself, without there being a character to identify with.
What is found in Silence is availability. Anything can happen. Anything does happen, and that demonstrates direct communion with unconditional acceptance, which is Love.
The treasure of Silence is that it is not created, but noticed.
Practical spirituality is noticing Silence.
Whatever is noticed is noticed from Silence.
Notice Silence and you're free.