Updated: Jun 6, 2022
There's a prevailing misconception about silence by simply defining it as absence of sound. I propose that contemplative silence is not only lacking sound but also void of thoughts. The essence of this silence, requires discerning that absence is not a void. It is rather a realm of incommensurable time and space.
And how can we experience moments without context? We can understand contemplative silence by shifting from identifying context to embracing nothingness. This notion of nothingness however, is an embodied ecology of mind beyond description and boundaries. It is reaching meaning by understanding without language and definition.
Is this proposition merely a play on words? Absolutely not. The realm of silence requires entering a consciousness that transcends physicality and embodies nothingness. This silence cannot be intellectually explained because it is experiential beyond words. A nothingness recognized only by listening to our internal guides and glimpses of meaning avoided by fear of becomingness and disowning power to extract destiny from fate. Such is the way of the Drift...
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