Saturday, October 15, 2016

Noble Silence

Today I went on the Health and Wellness retreat where we observed a day of Noble Silence.  We did some lying down meditation, breathing exercises, some walking in nature, yoga, sitting meditation and individual meditation.  Noble Silence comes from Buddhist teachings - it is simply keeping silent for a specific period of time - in our case the day.  It's a rest for all the senses and really needs to be done totally away from technology such as phones, TV, radio and so on.  It's all about turning off the thoughts in your head and experiencing the inner calm and peace of a quiet mind.  Out in the park today we could just listen to the sounds around us, open our eyes to nature and open our hearts.