I have sat with Buddhist monks in China, I have studied Kriya Yoga, taken many retreats with Benedictine and Trappist monks, but have been most impacted by the gift of silence. Father John O’Donohue writes in his book, “To Bless the Space Between Us,” “Yet in our day-to day lives we continually fail to recognize the invisible life that renders the whole visible with luminous.”
So where is this going? I started taking piano when seven years old and over all these years have found comfort in sitting, often alone, just enjoying the music as it hangs in the air. Then last month I was sitting before the piano when the above quote came to mind. I had been thinking about contemplation, spiritual direction and my personal walk with God. That’s when the invisible became somewhat obvious for me and was now visible. The idea was very simple, I’m sure others have thought of this as well but now it all made sense.
So what was my big insight? What does silence, contemplation God and the piano all have n common?
Interested in my little bit of insight? I will write more about it soon…