Friday, June 03, 2005

Silence is Golden

'In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.'

Mahatma Gandhi

I just love this Gandhi quote.

During 2004 I had a month of almost total 'silence' that enabled me to make some life changing decisions.

I shared my innermost thoughts with myself and spent much of the month alone.

Some will think that was self-indulgence in the extreme - and I accept their point of view - but, with the support of Annie, it helped me find a path forward.

During that month I wouldn't say things became crystal clear but it did provide me with a direction to follow.

Some say 'A problem shared is a problem doubled' and whilst I don't sign up to that, I can see the relevance of the remark.

I would rather say 'Seek your counsel wisely.'

On a lighter note ....

Not quite as profound as Gandhi perhaps ....but a 1960's Liverpool band called The Merseys (I think it was - someone will correct me if I'm wrong I'm sure)) had a hit record called Silence is Golden and that says the same thing!


timage said...

trevor...nice to connect with you and i've added you to my bloglines account so i'll be up to date on your posting.

i've written a couple thoughts on silence and offered a cool quote at my site. enjoy!

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Tim - great to 'meet' - lets keep in touch :-)

Anonymous said...

I think it was the Tremeloes that scored a hit with silence is golden.

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks for that

The Tremeloes ... mmmmmm you are probably right.

I am old enough to remember but I obviously slipped up with that one ..... maybe I should just say it was a deliberate mistake to get some comments :-)