So often we find silence challenging. The kind of silence where there is nothing left between us and the infinite space of our own being.
It can maybe feel like the edge of a void or cliff or a black hole. Our idea of it can often harbour the threat of loneliness, or unwanted fears and feelings arising.
However this is not bad. In fact it is an opportunity, as here we can learn to help ourselves feel safe and cared for. We have the opportunity for our feelings and fears to begin to be seen, heard and released by us, rather than avoided.
A spiritual teacher once said ‘When you can bear your own emptiness, there you find freedom.’
Emptiness/true silence holds the richest gift. Don’t be afraid. Learn to lean into it, feel it expand as you do.
Find your Self there.