We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.

God is the friend of silence.

See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence;

See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…

We need silence to be able to touch souls.

~ Mother Teresa ~

Silence.  The word has been ruminating in my mind for over a month.  It is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

  1. forebearance from speech or noise :  muteness
  2. absence of sound or noise : stillness
  3. absence of mention
  4. to compel or reduce to silence : still
  5. suppress
  6. to cause to cease hostile firing or criticism

This post is not to be an English lesson although it’s probably what you are thinking right about now…I knew it.

Over the last year or so, silence has become a huge part of my life.  Some people may call it isolation, I call it self-preservation.

My mom used to say “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  What she really was trying to say was “be silent”.  Why?

In silence, there is much to be attained.  Faith. Strength. Knowledge. Truth. Self. Acceptance. Stillness. Peace. Growth. Love.

Silence is where the voice of God can be heard.  The voice of evil, weakness, lies, judgment, adversity, and hate does not exist.

My wish for you is to find silence so that you can find the true “you”.

Listen in silence because if your heart is full of other things,

You cannot hear the voice of God.

~ Mother Teresa ~












Published by Donna Marie George

Donna Marie George is the author of thewoundedheart, a blog and Facebook page, filled with uplifting experiential stories and inspirational quotes. Her first YA Magical Realism novel, The Hidden Queen of Hy-Breasail, will be released in early 2021. Donna Marie is based in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her wonderful husband have been married for over 30 years and have three beautiful grown children. She loves animals, nature, and spirituality

8 thoughts on “Silence

  1. So totally true Donna. Funny that your Mom’s words of advice were exactly the same as my Dad’s. Wow that’s GREAT parenting! I’m sure they’re watching over us from heaven continuing to guide us every day….a parents love is forever! Keep doing what you’re doing and being you. I’m sure your Mom is so proud of you. 😘

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