Explaining Inner Silence?

by Ian
(USA)

Question:

Hi Adam,

I have been blessed to experience interior silence for several hours each day. Not all at once, but intermittent periods throughout the day. 

The problem I have is that I am trying to explain it to my family, but they don't understand it. Does one have to be fully awakened to teach it? Why is it not working?


Response:

Hi,

Surely it is impossible for anyone to explain silence? Silence is the absence of explanations, the absence of any kind of idea or concept. Yet it is still there even whilst concepts and ideas arise.

If people can not understand or even comprehend an inner quietude, then there is no space in them yet, they have not consciously experienced it. If someone doesn't understand you, particularly with this sort of thing, there is no need to bear the burden. It is not your problem. Enjoy your silence, that is enough. 

The moment the mind attempts to explain silence, it brings noise, so don't bother any more would be my advice.

Adam

Comments for Explaining Inner Silence?

(from previous website)

Nov 18, 2014
Wonderful advice 
by: Ian

Thanks Adam! This advice helps.


Nov 19, 2014
If you know Me not 
by: Ariane

"If a man knows Me not, all your explanations will fall on an unresponsive heart" 

There is no judgement in this statement, just a fact. We have to stop trying to give others what we have, we share with them just by "being" because that is when we bring stillness in their life.


Dec 02, 2014
Thanks 
by: Adam - InnerPeaceNow.com

Thanks for your comments Ian and Ariane. Best wishes for now.