Spending the day alone today.  Practicing being silent.  Not so easy for me.

In his book “The Screwtape Letters” C.S. Lewis describes how he believes the demons feel about music, silence… and noise: “Music and silence—how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell… no square inch of infernal space and no moment of infernal time has been surrendered to either of those abominable forces, but all has been occupied by Noise—Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible expression of all that is exultant, ruthless, and virile—Noise which alone defends us from silly qualms, despairing scruples, and impossible desires. We will make the whole universe a noise in the end. We have already made great strides in this direction as regards the Earth. The melodies and silences of Heaven will be shouted down in the end. But I admit we are not yet loud enough…”

I don’t want to be swept along by the noise. I don’t want to drown out my thoughts and prayers… nor do I want to lose that still small voice.  I want to be known as a person of music and silence. Someone who’s not afraid to be still… to be silent… and listen to my Lord.

So, today… as the world speeds by… I sit and try to be still… and silent.

This is harder than you may think.

Don’t believe me?

There’s only one way to find out…

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