Silence – If you can not yet be the tongue of God, be an ear.



Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well that you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
and the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

― Kahlil Gibran

Having said that, you can not listen to your heart in noise. You can not find truth in noise, the truth lies somewhere in your heart, and you need to listen to that, which needs utter silence.

The moment you loose yourself, you let silence in. This is the brief moment that Budha might have experienced, that everyone you have ever heard of meditating and listening to their heart might have experienced. It has the Joy, yet it is painful.

With your silence, people might be uncomfortable with you, you need to find those who understand you and do not bully you, or you will need to live alone in you choose this path.

Why are you so afraid of silence,
silence is the root of everything.
If you spiral into its void,
a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.
― Rumi – ‘Hidden Music’ – Maryam Mafi & Azima Melita Kolin

“Keep silence,” be mute;
if you have not yet become the tongue of God, be an ear.
― Rumi, Mathnawi, II-3456


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