The Sacrament of the Silent Moment

Today I chose to empty myself of words                                                                                  and sealed my lips.

Today I searched my heart                                                                                                           and uncovered a naked truth.

Today I chose to be still                                                                                                                    and allowed my heart to whisper a silent invocation.

Today I felt… the sacrament of the silent moment.

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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10 Responses to The Sacrament of the Silent Moment

  1. Joan Miranda says:

    I’m very talkative so sometimes i try to keep my mouth shut but my friends always misunderstood it as me troubled and having problems…:)
    “remember what piece there may be in silence”
    -desiderata

  2. arlene1027 says:

    I’ve blogged about silence so many times I could not exactly remember….the silent whispers, the then and now! Lovely pic too as usual!

    • one of my favourite themes is silence as inspired by Thomas Merton. i’ve also written so many times about silence and yet i still find some new thoughts about it. Merton did a lot of writings about this topic. thanks, Arlene.

  3. This is so lovely Virgilio. I’m delighted that you found your way to me so I could discover your blog:)

  4. soumyav says:

    wonderfully expressed!

  5. artzent says:

    Magical words! Silence and meditation can renew you expression and give you a different perspective.

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