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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The Sound of Silence"

Hello again. Feels good to be back writing and sharing my thoughts with you.

You must have noticed the title of my post is enclosed in quotation marks. That's because it's a borrowed title ... from one of Simon and Garfunkel's hits, of the same title. Beautiful song with a timeless message.

"People talking without speaking,
 People hearing without listening ...."

How can we better describe the way people relate to one another than by those lines from said song? As Art Garfunkel, in singing the song with Paul Simon during one of their live performances, said: " ... what you see around you is people who are unable to love each other."


The word "love" is the most abused word in the English language, don't you think? It has become so common it doesn't seem to mean anything anymore. Too often we say "I love ..." when what we really mean is: "I like ...."

Have you thought of truly loving -- in the real sense of the word -- lately? Good if you did because most people don't. And the reason they don't is because they don't hear the "sound of silence." They are lost in the din of their preoccupations.

It is in silence that we can hear ... that we can think deeply ... that we can imagine vividly ... that we can be filled with wisdom "from above" ... that we can better ourselves.

What good would all the knowledge we've acquired (there's no lack of it in this age and time when we have the Internet for ready access) be if we don't have wisdom, understanding and discernment?

I can go on talking about these things but I'd rather leave it to you to consider ... to pause for a moment and ponder as you listen to The Sound of Silence.

Thanks again for sparing me a moment of your time. Till next post. Have a pleasant day.