words of wisdom from one of my most influential teachers - Ram Dass -
"For a long time I thought truth had to mean only words, but it doesn't. There are truths that are only communicated in silence. And you have to figure out when to use words and when to use silence, because the absolute truth is silent. "
This is a powerful reminder and one of the greatest gifts I have received from my ritualized meditation practice. Meditation allows me to slow down my reactions so that I AM more reflective in my responses - I find I speak less and listen better - meditation helps me realize how powerful silence "truly is"....