Posted 6/2/2008 11:36 AM (#6286) Subject: Rumination of Silence
Location: Hirosaki, Japan
I had a kind of brief and unique vision enter me while I was playing basketball today..
And I thought this would be the place I would share it first.
It was something called the Rumination of Silence.
It entered my mind unlike a regular thought, more like, i would say, a group of thoughts similtaneously entering at once, kind of
like remembering a process that has been forgotten, it was a visual mass..hard to discribe.
Its a fast, It involves a vow of absolute silence to yourself, removal of yourself from society and into nature, kind of like camping.
Your diet during this invloves only fresh honey, greater plantain, and dandelions, and of course, fresh water.
Anything taken from nature must be silently appriciated, in a kind of ceremonious manner.
It invloves emergance into nature, sunbathing, swimming in rivers, walking meditation, and silent gratitude to everything natural.
I feel greatly compelled to do this, but I'm not sure on how to go about doing it...
Posted 6/4/2008 1:56 AM (#6349 - in reply to #6286) Subject: RE: Rumination of Silence
NE.i admire what you are contemplating,i learnt similar from a minfulness course,we had a silent day,walked together in nature,as one,and sat for hours ruminating,it was very contenful.the world has become a very noisy place,we do not realise how,until we sit in the silence,good lick on your path,when you return,i would be interested to learn how it was,and what was experienced,if you so wish to sharei found how much inner pain was inside me,that i had not realised i had not released,good lick,and my love be with you,love and hugs,iris xxx
Posted 6/4/2008 2:24 AM (#6350 - in reply to #6286) Subject: RE: Rumination of Silence
Hey, that sounds wonderful. This seems like a tough thing to give advice for, I just find when I honestly want to do somethign there is a real calling to it, which makes it very easy to do. If you don't know how to fully manifest your vision, I think it is because you are missing a piece of the puzzle which will also come to you. Maybe from someone, maybe in the same way. Once it is complete I imagine you will feel completely able to do it.
Posted 9/11/2008 4:40 AM (#10125 - in reply to #6352) Subject: RE: Rumination of Silence
Location: United Kingdom
Nearly started a new thread 'On Silence', then remembered this one ... although this could also go onto the 'Why Pray' thread .. thoughts of silence evoked a memory of how once I was with a retreat group and we were about to enter a tiny church; but as we all reached the porch, we kind of looked at each other, in silence, and communicated that there was sudden shift of energy, as if the air had become palbable and difficult to move through. We entered into the church, where the air pressure felt even stronger, and we saw that other members of our group who had arrived there earlier were sitting in silent meditation.