Beautiful and serene is the silence of the spirit! When we enter its realm, we experience peace, harmony and a sense of well-being. Our ego gives way to divine love. Our stress and tension melt away. In this condition, we can listen to our inner voice which can help us solve the most difficult problems of this life.
The powerful effect of the spirit on the body is generally recognised today. As I have stressed repeatedly, the body cannot be healthy if the soul is sick. Therefore, we may conclude that if we wish to be healthy, we also have to be ‘holy’.
Don’t be alarmed by the word ‘holy’. It does not really mean what you think—pious and devout to a fault. The word ‘holy’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon root “wholth” meaning the entire being. Spiritual harmony is absolutely vital to combat the physical disharmony that we call disease. Spiritual harmony is best cultivated by the practice of silence.
The moment you nourish the plant, the leaves regain their lost freshness and greenness. Gradually, the flowers recover their beauty and fragrance, and the plant is restored to life. What you have done is to water the roots of your life.
It is reported that neuro-surgeons are conducting advanced research into methods of alleviating pain with supersonics. These are said to be ultra-high frequency sound waves that are used to destroy pain pathways in our brain. I am sure that the practice of silence can set in motion spiritual high-frequency waves which will bring God’s own healing power to destroy pain.
When we shut out the harsh and grating noises of the world—the deafening sound of men, machines, automobiles, strife, arguments and clashes—our hearts and minds are quietened, and we listen to the divine harmony within us.
Have you seen a plant that has not been watered? Its leaves grow pale, its flowers wither, and it droops miserably. The moment you nourish the plant, the leaves regain their lost freshness and greenness. Gradually, the flowers recover their beauty and fragrance, and the plant is restored to life. What you have done is to water the roots of your life. When you open the windows of your heart and soul to receive the silence of the spirit, you lift your consciousness to bathe in the waters of divine healing.