This exercise comes to us from Cynthia Moore, who has been on writing retreats with me from Tuscany to Santa Cruz. She suggests we write down all the noises we hear, outer and inner, going deeper until we reach the pool of silence. Write about that pool of silence.
After a transcendental experience at Stonehenge, Cynthia posted this piece on her blog.
Cynthia Moore is the author of Spencer's Pond, available on amazon.
At Stonehenge I learned to listen to the universal hum that lies within deep silence. It was an electrifying and heart-wrenching experience. Now I am back in the city where I live and work, and the distractions are overwhelming. There is suffering, there is need, there is conflict and chaos. Everywhere I look, I see something that isn’t working. And yet? Today in meditation I dropped below the turbulence of life’s hundred channels and tuned into that hum that issues directly from the source. It’s still there. It’s always there. All we need to do is move through the portal of silence and listen to the heartbeat of the infinite. Time expands and equanimity dissolves all our worries. Tune into the silence behind everything. Carry it with you throughout your day. Let its healing powers reshape you.