Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Buddhist monk in silent prayer

A close friend came to us a while back, wondering why he was on earth, and what difference he was making, if any.

I certainly have often pondered those questions. We all know the difference the great spiritual leaders of our time are making. And we compare ourselves to them. Of course, we come up lacking when we do that. Are our lives worth anything at all?

Here are some thoughts Spirit offered my friend:

Many of you wonder why you are here and who you truly are. Yet you feel a strong tie to Spirit. You know you are loved, and you give your love freely to others.

Yet you still wonder … Am I making and difference on this planet of seeming chaos and trauma? What’s it all about?

You may think you’re not making any difference to all the many troubled souls the world over.

Yet you are making a difference simply because you want to be a powerful, positive force to be reckoned with.

There are so many souls in human bodies today who are beginning to wake up. And they need guidance. You are the one that can give them that guidance.

Your name may not be known. Your very existence may be unknown to most. You may not be a great, world-renowned teacher or healer.

But, by your simple desire to help others, you are making a difference. Often, a far more powerful difference than the most renowned spiritual leaders that have ever lived down through the eons.

Every time you show a simple act of kindness to another, or even to yourself, you are changing the world.

With every kind, loving thought or word you give out you transform the world in ways you probably will never know.

And with every hateful thought or word you give out you wound the world in ways you will probably never know.

You are that powerful. Use your power wisely. And you will be that powerful teacher and healer you’ve always wanted to be.

You will one of those who serve in silence.


Have you ever wondered why you are here, or who you truly are? Aren’t those the two big questions we all have today?

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Here is a beautiful rendition of The Sound of Silence, sung by a Gregorian choir.


Related links:

The Secret To Finding Solace in the Silence and Stillness
Sounds of Silence
How To Find Peace In the Silence


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