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    On Mar 29, 2015 david doane wrote:

     This foundational silence means turning inward and listening to what I am experiencing, including my feelings, thoughts, fantasies, without judgment, without pushing or trying, and simply being open, purposeless, and paying attention.  In my meditation this morning, I had a few moments, and I mean only a few moments, of being willingly "captured" in this silence.  Such moments don't last long for me as I become distracted by thinking or planning that intrudes, which I then become aware of and let go of and make an effort to get back to simply listening.  I practice silence by taking a few minutes to get away from outside noise, close my eyes, and put myself in a quiet space to listen to my inner self.  This practice is partly based on my having learned that my inner world/experience/truth is valuable, is my foundation, is me, and without it and listening to it I am lost.

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