Behind all the sound of the universe, the silence is forever there. Behind the sounds in the woods, the woods are silent. The sound of the bird doesn’t have anything to do with the silence. You see, the silence is maintained even though there’s sound above it. But the only reason you can hear the sound is because it’s against the background of silence. The silence is there right in the middle of sound.
Focus on the silence, which is ever present, in the middle of cacophony and catastrophe, as the bullets are flying around and the planes are crashing and all hell’s breaking loose, and there’s nothing but the infinite silence. Identify with that silence and just maintain the awareness. Go about your daily life and do everything that you need to do, and at all times still be aware of the presence of the silence.
That gives you a centering. A centering kind of prayerfulness is you’re always aware of the silence, which is the infinite context. The reality of the presence of God is an infinite silence. And then that which you hold in mind in that silence tends to manifest, not as a result of causation but potentiality manifesting.
“And we thank thee, oh Lord, for thy divine presence as the infinite silence out of which arises our existence. Amen.
And we finish with the same that we started, Gloria in Excelsis Deo. We thank thee, oh Lord, for thy divine presence.
The Wisdom of Dr. David R. Hawkins, pg. 192-193
6 thoughts on “Behind All the Sound of the Universe…”
That is the ultimate subjective experience. That is what is and everything else flows from that love and creativity in silence.
Grateful to have met Dr. Hawkins in person.
I focus on this prayer of Dr. Hawkins often. Remembering this, then asking to be brought into the silence before meditating
Thank you so much for posting it Veritas.
Oh, thank you Mrs. Hawkins, for continuing this work. A precious gift. To the space in silence that makes music, may your heart be blessed in its resonance.
And we thank thee Doc for sharing
It is refreshing to hear this message from Dr. Hawkins and motivates one to reaffirm their attention back on the silence. Thanks for the message.
Humbled by Grace for Doc and Susan Blessed by Grace for Thy Eye be Single