'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.'
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!