Thich Nhat Hanh : Silence

Silence allows for deep listening and mindful response, the keys to full and honest communication.

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If we listen from the mind of silence, every birdsong and evey whispering of the pine branches in the wind will speak to us.

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Our true home is what the Buddha called the island of self, The peaceful place inside of us.
Oftentimes we don't notice it's there; we don't even really know where we are, because our outer or inner environment is filled with noise. we need some quietness to find that island of self.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ( Silence : The power of quiet in a world full of noise)