On silence (1)

by Patrick O'Brien

Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

“A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for”

~  William Shedd  ~


I feel most at peace when there is silence in my heart and often-times have yearned to withdraw from the tumult of this world — perhaps monastic life, a retreat to some quiet harbour. And yet, that has not been my path. I need continue my work, while striving to also master the teaching . . . be in the world, but not of it.