To contemplate reality, one has to get himself there. St. Augustine would claim that without moral purity no contemplation of truth is possible. However, even to get this drive towards the good and moral, to be able to grasp it, some discipline and silence, that is space for the mind to reflect are necessary.
Ten Days to Silence: a practical guide to concentration
Silence is a self-rewarding activity. Not only does it calm the mind, but it also creates a framework for concentration and contemplation. It is a recreative activity that heals the very inmost of a person. Quite naturally silence comes hand in hand with solitude – time alone is necessary to achieve quietness. Personally, I like
Solitude and Silence
The article discusses the value of Solitude & Silence for personal growth. Discover the advantages of the practice and learn how to remove common obstacles to it.