REFLECTION: ‘We’re aware of the irony of writing any words at all for a practice entitled Speak No Words. So we’re just offering a few, then leaving space for silence. Sometimes it is fine to run out of words. Helpful, important, even necessary. As Jesus demonstrated in his own use of silence before his accusers, there can be learning and healing through abandoning our words which, important as they can be, try to do so much fixing, so much arranging and so much explaining. Sometimes the very best thing, sometimes the only thing, is to lie face down on the ground, and say nothing…’
©Ian Adams 2013 ‘Running Over Rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times’ (Canterbury Press)
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