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The Power of Silence: Creating Quiet Time in Our Lives | 2023 SRF World Convocation

Sister Brahmani

“In the solitude of my mind I yearn to hear Thy voice. Take away the dreams of earthly sounds that yet lurk in my memory. I want to hear Thy quiet voice ever singing in the silence of my soul.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

The Guru urges us to have periods of silence and retreat, not only to deepen our communion with God, but to maintain a measure of peace and balance in our active daily lives. Setting aside one day, or part of one day a week, for silence, taking spiritual retreats when possible — or creating a retreat environment in our homes — are powerful tools we can use to immerse ourselves in the presence of the Divine. How we can create and make best use of these tools even in the midst of our busy lives, will be the subject of this class.