A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life,
for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.
Only in a quiet mind is the adequate perception of the world.
We hunger for quiet times;
we find in them a womb to renew our strength.
~Virginia Ann Froehle
…have a mind so quiet, that you can hear doves whispering
as they rest their wings in the rafters of your silent sanctuary.
~Kate Mullane Robertson
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
But I’ll tell you what hermits realize.
If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet,
you’ll understand that you’re connected with everything.
And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place,
touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of heaven.
~Adlai E. Stevenson
Noise, the relentless distraction of noise, surrounds us day after day after day. And it steals from us that which is not its to take. So seek a “silent sanctuary” in which you can “feel the hem of heaven” and renew your strength in that quiet “womb.”
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. ~1 Peter 3:4 ✝
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