Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Silence

Adoration Chapel
Adoration Chapel, St. Therese's Co-Cathedral, Honolulu
Photo by Esther


How wonderful is the silence of Christ in the Tabernacle
Silence is the greatest lesson ever preached
Silence under irritation:
Silence under criticism:
Silence under disappointment:
Silence when rebuffed:
Silence under ingratitude:
Silence under jealousy in oneself:
Silence under the jealousy of others:
Silence under disloyalty:
Silence when self-pleased:
Silence in sorrows of all kinds.

No practice seems of more value than silence.
It gives the impression of latent force.
It wins confidence.
It secures deference.
A judicious reserve clothes a person with an air of mystery,
often the most interesting aspect of personality.

SILENCE has also a positive quality in forebearance.
There are forbearances of speech that constitute most effective replies;
which work persuasion that a torrent of eloquence cannot accomplish.

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4 comments:

Joyful Days said...

How difficult to attain it. What a blessing when I practice it.

Thank you for the reminder,

Julie

Laura said...

When I posted recently about speaking my mind too much, a reader told me to begin a new mantra..
S.L.A.P.
(say as little as possible)
This has helped me to remember that silence is often the strongest message of all.

Easter A. said...

Esther, that is a picture of a beautiful place I know!

Esther said...

It's a good reminder for everyone. Thanks for your comments ladies.
PS: Laura, I love that reminder.
PPS. Easter, yup!