Within.

June 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

“After a time I found that I could almost listen to the silence, which had a dimension all of its own. I started to attend to its strange and beautiful texture, which of course, it was impossible to express in words. I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. Without the distraction of constant conversation, the words on the page began to speak directly to my inner self. They were no long expressing ideas that were simply interesting intellectually, but were talking directly to my own yearning and perplexity.” – Karen Armstrong

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Long Driveway Northeastern NM Ranch

http://www.k5kj.net/20050611.htm

 

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“When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. Its color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light.” – Ann Spollen

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Sierra Grande in the clouds

Sierra Grande in the clouds. Sierra Grande is a volcano on the high plains of northeast New Mexico.

http://www.wildernessphotographer.net/New-Mexico/High-Plains/6240846_dP25f6#!i=909799334&k=LHQEj

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“The path of peace is not a passive journey. It takes incredible strength not to open a can of ‘whoop-ass’, justifiably, when ones button is pushed.” – T. F. Hodge

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Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument

http://www.organmountains.org/the-monument/

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We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for—sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm… As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all—and to me it is a sound—is utter, complete silence.  ~André Kostelanetz

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La Popa Basin

The Cañon Hidalgo, erosionally cut into the northern flank of Potrero Chico. Jurassic evaporites core this periclinal anticline in the Sierra del Fraile, La Popa Basin. The Lower Cretaceous Cupido Limestone forms the near-vertical flank of the anticline, a mecca for rock climbers. Photograph by Martin Jackson.

http://www.beg.utexas.edu/indassoc/agl/currentevents_for_review.htm

 

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“I like it where it gets dark at night, and if you want noise, you have to make it yourself.” – H. Beam Piper

 

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“To live content with small means; so seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy . . . to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.” – William Henry Channing

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