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The challenge of inner noise

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you have ever tried to be silent for any significant time period, you will understand that often the greater challenge is the noise within versus the noise without.

“We need silence in our lives. We even desire it. But when we enter into silence we encounter a lot of inner noises, often so disturbing that a busy and distracting life seems preferable to a time of silence. Two disturbing “noises” present themselves quickly in our silence: the noise of lust and the noise of anger. Lust reveals our many unsatisfied needs, anger or many unresolved relationships. But lust and anger are very hard to face. ” From Henri Nouwen newsletter Feb 2, 2010

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