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The Silence Inside the Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The full dimensions of love are experienced directly in silence. The silence inside the silence is a force beyond any worldly power.

Monastery Without Walls

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

After being away from America for so many years, living another pace of life in the center of Italy, we forgot the speed, busyness, and intensely mental nature of our culture.

Awakening in Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we can concentrate, spend time in the availability of our heart, and be in reservoirs of light. Even our dreams at night can point to this light.

There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You and Your Partner Every Day!

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

With all the thinking go on, what chance does our heart have to breathe, feel, and experience life, no less make contact with our significant others? The crowded mind makes for an overcrowded heart with little room for ourselves and less room for anyone else.

The Heart of Awareness

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Silence, retreat, and meditation are the main ingredients many are discovering to find and live in the heart of awareness. Silence naturally washes the noise within us. We find inner stillness that is at the center of our heart.

The Silence of Summer

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Summer silence stops many who never stop. The silence this time of year is just too powerful. Even those who think this is no time to slow down do find time to go slower. The silence, afternoon clouds, and evening sunset are just too spectacular for almost everyone to ignore.

Silent Retreat: Uncovering Our Interior Life

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

When we live our life in the limited world of thought and some feeling, is it any wonder that many do not believe there is a soul, no less know our soul for the treasure that it is?

A Different Kind of Pilgrimage That Can Change Your Life

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of traveling to some remote part of the world, we seek a remote part of the self. We seek a quiet mind, inner peace. People of all religions and no religion are making a pilgrimage into silence. They are making a silent retreat.

Silent Retreat: Seeking Deeper Meaning and Purpose

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Simplicity, solitude, and silence are common themes to the explorers of life's questions and the discoverers of life's answers. Our willingness to settle into some days of simplicity, living without plans, just being, opens a path.

Silent Retreat: More Than Broccoli for the Soul -- It's Chocolate!

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In normal life we are trapped, watching our mind racing around the track of our non-stop thoughts going around and around and around. Love is a silent retreat, enjoying no mind, no thought. The stillness all around touches the quiet inside.

Silence: The Joy of No Self, the Joy of Being Our True Self in the World

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Stepping out of our worldly identity can lead us to the freedom of "no self." No self, no problems. Embrace this awareness, and we find the joy of being our true self in the world.

Silent Retreats: How to Choose?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Silence is time away from time, where we discover the treasure of one's own company. This is the heart and essence of a silent retreat.

Heartfulness: Restoring Mindfulness of the Heart

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As heart awareness grows, practicing compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others comes more easily. A practice of gratitude or devotion to the people in our life can each be practices of heartfulness.

Silent Retreat: The New Frontier in Psychotherapy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

After a few days of peace and quiet, time free from our mental traffic, retreat participants begin discovering new parts of themselves. They find inner resources that they never found in therapy. Silence and nature give inner silence and harmony.

Breaking the Silence in the House of God

Marlise Karlin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Marlise Karlin

The sound of four deaf men who decided they couldn't live their lives in silence any more, will ring louder in your ears than if they were shouting.

Silent Retreat: Discovering the Heart Inside Our Heart

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Beginning our retreat, there may be anxiousness or restlessness separating from our habits, the routine we think we are dependent upon. Soon, there is a lightness of being, freedom, and joy in our surrender. Simple peace is present.

A Surprising Way To Release Your Creativity

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence, our world opens to this goldenness, what is life giving and true. A silent retreat is free time where simple being and inner stillness conspire to light up our minds with the light of our soul.

Why You Should Go On A 'Silence Retreat'

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Coming into silence with a busy mind is like leaving the fast, crowded highway, pulling into a small fishing village with one dock, one store, and the water slowly lapping at the sea shore. We jump out of the car excited to find such a place, and then what?

Meditation Tips: Pause A Busy Mind To Find An Inner Calm

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Meditation does not have to be difficult. We are changing the habit of constantly thinking. We are changing our pattern of carrying the details and challenges of daily life all the time within us. Meditation can teach us to let go of our busy mind and be in our heart.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

How to Be Silent

Molly Moynahan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Molly Moynahan

I tell my writing students to stop talking because they will not hear anything without the silence. The cats sit in my lap, stare at me, but they don't meow. They understand the rarity of this time together before the talking resumes and the silence is lost forever.

Blessings I Have No Words For

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

This week's poem is about what we hear in the spaces between all the noise. All meditation practices and all beginnings of art start with such a listening.

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?

Christmas Eve, Silent Night: An Invitation Restore The Stillness Within You

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.