Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.”

— John O Donohue, Anam Cara

Galway Bay ~ Photo: A. Minogue


Photo: A. Minogue Spanish doorway

The body is your only home in the universe. It is your house of belonging here in the world. It is a very sacred temple. To spend time in silence before the mystery of your body brings you toward wisdom and holiness”

— John O Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness”

— Meister Eckhart

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders”

— Lao Tzu

Be still and know that I am God”

— Psalm 46:10

There are many who live in the mountains and behave as if they were in the town, and they are wasting their time. It is possible to be a solitary in one’s mind while living in a crowd, and it is possible for one who is a solitary to live in the crowd of personal thoughts” - Amma Syncletica (4th Century, Desert Mother)

— Life of Blessed Syncletica

Silence is the Sister of the Divine


Poetry for Meditation