I will eat my words
So they don't bother you
I will eat them all
So I don't look for
morsels of your approval
Question is
Will you be able to 
Drink my silence?

This is the original picture that I used for the above image. The lake was frozen solid in silence and clarity –

Yosemite NP, December 2016

Wishing you all a beautiful transition through this powerful winter solstice, may the darkness take you into rich silence, ushering a renewed peace & harmony in your being.


66 thoughts on “Silence

  1. Beautiful, as always! I love the line β€œwill you be able to drink my silence?” There is so much power here, silence sometimes speaks louder than words! Excellent writing, I always look forward to your posts!!! Much love πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€—

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  2. Your words are visceral!

    Eating our words affects our bodies profoundly and can feel like stuffing emotions if we haven’t processed anger or resentment. Learning to keep silent can feel overwhelming if we’re not feeling at peace about our silence!

    If we’re at peace with our emotions silence can feel very releasing, instead of feeling drawn into drama!

    My daughter and I are going to be facing some people soon who we have many words we’d like to say to them, but saying the words won’t change the other people or what happened in the past. Saying the words would just inflame our emotions and make it harder for us.

    Silence will be our strength and help us to gracefully get through that day.

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    • Holidays are especially difficult times, as we face our own emotions and people who might trigger them, as much as these times are about creating joyful moments together. I totally hear you. I am grateful for the sense of empowerment I felt as the words came to me – when we grow into our own being truly with sovereignty, the need for approval or validation falls off, making silence a very intentional and peaceful choice. People then sense this difference and powerful energy in us. It is often to avoid their discomfort we do not embrace this empowered attitude. I am learning to be on my growth curve without explanations – only kindness, love and words only if they are required/received. So there is no accumulation of emotions. I have found it to be enough to express to myself truthfully. Wishing you utmost ease and joy through your day πŸ™‚ Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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    • people both want us to talk and they don’t want to hear what we have to say – so perfectly said! You always exactly get what I am saying. Thank you so much for the happiness of your kind visit πŸ™‚


  3. great wisdom and majesty in this, that calm acceptance that dialogue can be one sided and can they cope with our silence … that deep unquenchable silence that comes during solstice and solitude πŸ™‚

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  4. So much was said in those few words… So much..
    My own silence here, is knowing I could not add to them.. For they are perfect..
    As is the reflection, the image of the frozen lake…
    The cliff face… Stark, silent also, standing proud and tall… powerful, unmoving. yet its edges soften within its own reflection..

    We often after reflection soften our edges… Too often we can be too harsh upon ourselves.. It takes the power of water, the glistening of tears shed, to shape us so that we really look within to see our inner beauty.. Which was there all along..
    But it took us to really look at our reflection to see it… πŸ™‚

    Bless you my dear dear friend… Thank you dear Pragalbha… for your friendship and your beautiful support…
    Have a blessed Christmas… Knowing all is unfolding as it should, as it heralds in the changes needed..
    Love and Hugs Sue ❀ πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ’›πŸŽ„πŸŽ

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    • You truly brought the picture alive with the imagery of the poetry words. So beautiful and so deep is this thought process around our silence and our expressions. Often both become synonymous for what needs to be conveyed. I appreciate the power and clarity of it all. Thank you so much – your visit is so precious always. I am so grateful for our connection. Happy Holidays & Lots of Love.

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