Simplicity and Silence by John Cali

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Be SilentBe Silent

Last Friday, for the first time in many years, I was without internet access the whole day and night. I don’t remember the last time that happened. Probably eons ago.

John Cali

Even though I live alone and don’t often get out among people face-to-face, I lead a very busy life. This past Friday made me realize all that “busyness” is centered around my computers.

I love technology because it lets me do this work with Spirit from almost anywhere on the planet, even this remote area of the USA’s northern Rocky Mountains.

But last Friday I realized technology has become my double-edged sword. In some ways, it’s simplified my life. In other ways, it’s complicated it.

Friday was the quietest day I’ve had in recent memory. I loved it! I just puttered around doing whatever I felt like doing. The day was filled with simplicity and silence.

I need more days like that.

Here’s Spirit.


As John said, technology has become a double-edged sword for most of you. It cuts both ways.

Most of you lead immensely complicated, and often confusing, lives. There was a time in human history when, if you were away from the cities and their urban environments, life was simpler. You know — that idyllic, simple country life many of you still dream about.

But today, because of your modern technology, country life can be as complicated as city life, and just as stressful. Your lives are no longer filled with “simplicity and silence,” John’s words to describe his day last Friday.

You all need days like that. But, like John, you don’t usually realize it until those kinds of days are thrust upon you by the Universe.

We are not criticizing or condemning your technology, or the “busyness” of your modern world.

We are saying you need balance in your lives. Many of you, individually, and your society as a whole, have become dangerously unbalanced. You simply reel, like a drunken man, from one crisis to another. You take no time to stop and “smell the roses.”

In short, you’re freaked out, stressed out, wondering how you and your world ever got so crazy.

Well, friends, as we’ve said many times before, the world could be going to hell in a hand basket while you are living a life of balance, joy, and abundance.

But it’s up to you to create that life of balance, joy, and abundance. No one else will do it for you. No one else can do it for you. And your world is certainly not going to do it for you.

We are not advocating you give up your jobs, your spouses, your friends, your technology, etc. We are advocating you take time alone and apart from them — time just for the most important person in your life — you.

You can do this in whatever way appeals to you. Meditating is one way. Other ways can be taking a walk in the woods or at the seashore, reading, watching a sunset, listening to music, simply “doing” nothing but relaxing and appreciating your life and the beauty all around you. There are many ways.

But the most important thing is for you to do this regularly. If not every day, then certainly several times a week. Do this as a loving service to yourself.

In this quiet time you will deepen your connection with your higher selves. You will feel a greater current of peace and joy flowing through your life.

Every day, whether you’re immersed in your worldly busyness or in your quiet time, will become a time of simplicity and silence.

There is much power in simplicity and silence

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