Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Discipline of Silence

I've been reading Dallas Willard's excellent book The Spirit of the Disciplines - find it here.
In chapter nine he discusses the disciplines of abstinence and engagement (also described as refraining and engaging). I find the benefits of the discipline of silence to be very intriguing.

Willard writes, "How few of us live with quiet, inner confidence, and yet how many of us desire it. But such inward quiet is a great grace we can receive as we practice not talking."

Ouch! Being the "chatty Cathy" that I am, I believe this is a most necessary challenge!

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