Going Deep ~ A semi-silent Meditation Retreat by Angela Blaha
The value of going into silence!
I remember the first day I went into silence, it feels like it was yesterday. Â I was filled with anticipation of going deep within, to experience silence like I had never experienced it before. Â I was a bit nervous to go so deep within myself, that I actually made myself sick a few days before I was scheduled to leave for the event.
I was a ball of emotions, none of which I could identify with. Â It was as if they were new emotions, or old emotions that had a new layer to them. Â I rarely get nervous, but I have to admit I was nervous about the silence. Â Like you, I live in a very loud and noisy world.
The nervousness continued upon arrival, as I was entering a place with new faces, not knowing any of the other people attending this silent event. Â The thing I thought would be a saving paradigm was that we would be silent, so there was no room for small talk or getting to know people. Â Just silence!
Much to my surprise there was some sort of underlying knowingness with the other participants, like we had known each other for years. Â There was no room for small talk as there was deep and expansive conversation to experience. Â We all seemed to be on the same path to enlightenment or at least to understand ourselves better and the reasons we exist.
What I learned from this experience was that I yearned for the silence, and it is now a regular part of my daily life. Â I yearn for the moments of silence so I can explore an even deeper level of who I am. Â My first experience was mind blowing to say the least.
This experience was life changing and with every change comes new opportunity to open up to my path, my journey and my truth. Â I hope you join me for an experiential experience into the ultra depths of YOU.
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