A wise Indian guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that, ‘Questions create violence; wonder creates silence’.

I think about times of wonder. When we behold incredible beauty, amazing feats of courage, landscapes that take our breath away, there is only one response that seems appropriate. We sink into silence.

In its depths our soul is free to express true emotion.

I’m learning that words are only noise unless they give birth to silence.

How much of what we say is even original? Necessary? Helpful? Life-giving?

Precious little, when you stop and think about it.

There’s enough noise in this world already.

Take some time today to push the mute button, and …

Be Silent