SILENCE

Definition of Silence: complete absence of sound.
Synonyms of Silence: quietness, stillness, noiselessness, peacefulness, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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As one progresses on the path, one seeks silence more and more.
It will be a great comfort, a tremendous source of solace and peace.

Once you find deep solitude and calm, there will be a great gladness in your heart. Here finally is the place where you need neither defense nor offense — the place where you can truly be open.

There will be bliss, wonder, the awe of attaining something pure and sacred. After that, you will feel adoration of silence. This is the peace that seems to elude so many. –Daily Tao | More…

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Silence is the cornerstone of character.
Be still and know.

Anyone can be sarcastic, devaluating and belittling.
It takes a Warrior to be silent.

Silence is so powerful.
Silence can be so loving. –Elders | More…

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Ask yourself these questions:
How much do I know about people in my life?

What do they think and feel?
Do I listen to them?

Do I often feel that I say too much?
Then ask a few trusted friends these questions:

Do you think I talk to much?
How well do you think I listen to you?

Silence helps us listen—to ourselves, to others, and to our Higher Power. –Keep It Simple | More…

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Silence does not draw attention to itself.
It is the ultimate in letting go and letting be.

Some great things happen only when we get ourselves out of the way and simply allow them to occur. It would be foolish to believe only in action and miss the benefits that come from quiet moments. When we withdraw from the hubbub of the world around us and quiet our minds, we are making room for great things to fashion themselves together. –Touchstones | More…

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