“…Two minutes of silence”

Suzette often posts quotes that I connect with, but certainly some more than others. This quote from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (whom I hadn’t known of) really speaks to me.

In fact, I recently wrote a micropoem about the special silence of the night, which I have scheduled to be published on my Twitter account tomorrow.

It goes like this:

Envelopes night's stillness
Buzzes air stone pump
Empties mind of distractions
Come words in their correct
Order only
at night
the keyboard

Such lovely
Lovely silence ~aloneness

Hides moon behind cloud
Understands poetry



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โ€œCreativity can only come from silence. If we maintain two minutes of silence every day, then we will see that a whole new dimension of life opens up.โ€

โ€•ย Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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38 thoughts on ““…Two minutes of silence””

  1. Silence is a very important part of my typical day. I need a few minutes alone to reflect and just breathe. Also, it helps in writing poetry๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’

  2. Incidentally, David, Sri Sri Ravishankar is a spiritual guru, not a musician. Musician Ravi Shankar is different, and he is also world renowned in his area.

      1. Quote is of Sri Sri, that’s right. But Sri Sri is a spiritual leader. Musician Ravi Shankar does not use prefix Sri Sri.

  3. Love his music. One of the greatest Indian Composers and sitar maestro. Beatles was heavily influenced by his music. Even the hippie movement. So happy to see his quote resonate with so many people. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Silence is difficult to find in our noisy, always humming and buzzing world, but when we do find it, it is golden. Your poem captures the essence of that golden perfection. ๐Ÿ’›

    1. the pandemic did produce silence, and we experienced it in Africa, no background noise. Not so quiet any more

      1. Yes, the beginning of the pandemic delivered an eerie quiet. I wrote a poem titled, “I Hear the Quiet Outside” last April. You are right – not so quiet anymore.

    1. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so glad, Cindy. It was such a coincidence that I read the quote, which Suzette found, just when I was about to publish a short poem on silence.


  5. Yes, indeed David. Silence can be a great teacher. I like very much your poem. The last line about poetry and silence…profound. Great share. Thanks for the link back. Peace.

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