Poetry: My wordiness prevented my hearing the unspoken words of God

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This poem shows that when we are full of our own empty words, it is our very fullness than then prevents us from filling up with the emptiness of the realer words of God's silence.

Peacefulness is not a forced silence though, as the final short poem shows. Muteness is never eloquent when it is being used to punish another with its cold stoniness.

I heard all I needed to hear without hearing a word

Empty, hushed, stilled words of God's love,
from above filled me silently within myself.

As my own empty fullness all emptied out,
God's words left me more within his silence.

Without even a word being outwardly spoken,
everything was potently now being all said.

A silenced, wordless piece of God's peace,
entered me from the fullness of God's love.

Love's not left silently noiselessly stilled still in me,
if any remaining wordiness leaves from me unloved.

Love speaks its immensity in its greater volumes,
from its emptying of itself from itself within you.

All's now emptied out of its old falsity of fullness,
yet it's now full to its brim filled up with God's love.

Love's a quiet word that's spoken within, and heard,
only if silence speaks not aloud out loud all allowed.

When silence is not being allowed to be itself

Silence becomes louder if it's not being allowed to be fully heard.

What is this realer silence, emptied of our own fullness, really like?

Real silence is without limits, yet it lives within every noise.

It comes out resurrected as much as you find the love in a situation and dismiss the noise of your own thoughts about the situation.

See love silently, and let it show you its great truths.

"Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time."

This great quote is from Thomas Carlyle (1795 to 1881), that great Scottish philosopher.

True silence can only be reached by transcending time, and by reaching into this eternity of oneness that is God.

Love is the vehicle we must travel in to achieve this.

There is no other vehicle that can build a bridge across eternity from time, except love.

Love builds its bridges for us when we stay within its vehicle, despite our fears.

When we leave love's vehicle, we will often then fall into one of the crevices, or chasms of fear.

When is silence really silence?

Senryu: About silence

Peacefulness defuses,
muteness smothers to the death.
Know the difference?

What is the difference?

Peacefulness, if it is real, is felt by others as a serenity that explodes without hurting, a silence that embraces without noise, a love that never crushes, even as it is gently felt, embracing you with its powerful waters.

Muteness is a sort of numbness or forced silence that is felt indirectly by all in the presence of someone holding back his temper in a hostile inner way.

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech."

The above quote comes from the English writer, Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810 to 1889).

This might be indeed correct, but in the context of my article here, only a real silence can achieve this. A false silence has no eloquence at all!

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Etc.
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Your pictures are fantastic. And you consideration of silence and fullness a thoughtful piece.

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author avatar spirited
5th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Etc.

I like playing with words with seemingly opposite meanings...

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author avatar Margaret Michel
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Very nice!

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author avatar spirited
5th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Margaret

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Love this. Thanks!

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author avatar spirited
7th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Phyl

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