Michael Damian

If there is one thing the conditioned mind feels threatened by, it is silence. Silence seems to be an abyss that threatens annihilation. Silence is an ocean in which our false certainties cannot anchor. Whatever can sink will sink. This ocean is not a literal void. It is our own consciousness, intelligent and unfathomable in depth.

The inner sense of silence arises naturally when our attention returns to the fact of observing. By contrast, when our attention is stuck on...

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