Let us focus for a moment on silence. As Thomas Merton writes in Thoughts on Solitude,
Silence teaches us to know reality by respecting it where words have defiled it.
When we have really met and known the world in silence, words do not separate us from the world nor from others, nor from God, nor from ourselves because we no longer trust entirely in language to contain reality.
Truth rises from the silence of being.
Breathe deeply. Relax. Trust. Be present.
Remember that you are held in love.
Lectio Divina: Luke 1:78-79