A new thing showed up this week.
There I was dutifully watching my thoughts and counting, when behind my soft snores I heard silence.Though I’ve experienced profound quiet as a real and palpable absence of sound from the external world, this was different.
It was there and not there. In me and not in me. More than in me? I’m not sure if spatial descriptors work at all here.
I felt a sense of dropping into it. My body gave. Relaxing and mysterious – how’s that for two words that rarely describe the same thing?
I like this quiet.
I got to thinking about silence and John Cage’s controversial 4’3” Listening to it made people uncomfortable and well…you decide.
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Related articles & photo credit:
- photo detail from Breathing by Anne Lindberg at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art
- Meditation Monday Day #50: Halfway There by Going Backwards
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