I have been thinking about spirituality. And I think that many people from different backgrounds seek a more spiritual life. But where to start, what can mark the way, and where to end up?
For me the best single piece of advice was to pursue silence daily, even minute by minute as best as my situation in life will allow.
The silence that marks my way is not like going into a sound-proof booth, instead I seek silence I can enter — like seeing trees in a quiet park, or at night when ancient stars speak, in prayers with the mountains, in feeling a symphony by the sea, or in the beauty of the desert. Or my favorite, a dark monastery before compline(1). In all those places silence is given its voice.
Everyone is different — is at a different place. Regardless of those differences some people may find that an additional manner or connection with silence is on their way into a deeper spirituality.
(1) Compline is part of a series of daily prayers and readings known as the divine office.
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I think the picture is part of Fort Jefferson. Construction on the fort began in 1846. "Fort Jefferson remains one of the largest masonry structures in the Western Hemisphere. Taking up the entire 16-acre Garden Key, one of seven islands constituting the Dry Tortugas." Source.
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