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.