The Father spoke one Word, which was His Son, and this Word He always speaks in eternal solitude, and in silence, and in silence must It be heard by the soul.
The contemplative soul does not meddle with exterior attachments or human respect, but it communes inwardly with God, alone and detached, and with delightful tranquility, for the knowledge of God is received in divine silence.
Our greatest need is to be silent before this great God, for the only language He hears is the silent language of love.
Look at that infinite knowledge and that hidden secret. What peace, what love, what silence is in that divine bosom !
- St John of the Cross
The state of Silence thrives as the experience of grace, that expanse of supreme bliss which is the perfect primal entity. Consequently, all other states come to merge in it like many different rivers entering the ocean.
The utterly perfect supreme reality whose form is Silence can only be kissed with Silence.
The beloved shines as the embodiment of Silence, the infinite expanse of grace. Causing us to see Him as the true self, He demonstrates clearly in the heart, in the form of the pure expanse, the natural state that exists as the treasure trove of grace.
Except through Silence there is no other means to know faultlessly the whole and primal entity, That Which Is.
When Silence occurs, it is the Lord who abides, embracing us in union with Him.