Monday, February 4, 2013

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?


My work with both children and elders has revealed to me that all beings crave moments of silence and wonder.
 
Children in a Museum of Modern Art

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing?  When did you stop singing?  When did you stop being enchanted by stories?  When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Gabrielle Roth 

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