All this talk, and turmoil, and noise, and movement, and desire is outside of the veil. Within the veil is silence, and calm, and rest.
~ Bayazid Al-Ristami
Fax, phones, mail, life,
Whose home is this?
What do they all want?
Where is the Silence?
I remember nothing
Surrounded by sand dunes and nature.
God, how beautiful and deafening is silence,
It drowns out the fax, phones, and mail.
Silence is so loud,
Nothing can or need be heard.
I need to be silent on the inside,
Until I can return to the silence outside.
When the noise in your life gets too loud, listen to the silence within. But of course if you can escape to the ocean, that will help too.