The Sound of Silence

I have mentioned before that I am reading a book by the Abbot of Worth Monastery, called Finding Sanctuary. In this often frantic, stressful world we could all do with a bit of sanctuary, and we often try to find it in holiday destinations, but we have to come home again. The kind of sanctuary we really need is a peace and stillness within, which we can carry with us all the time.

I spoke previously about getting rid of busy-ness. I am now looking at silence. You know how, when you go on a diet, the first thing that happens is that you crave all the things you’re not allowed to have? Well, as soon as you try to find silence, you get more noise.

Ever since I decided to take time out each day just to be silent, life seems to have got busier. And if I do grab a moment, my mind races, and fills with all the concerns of the day. I really can’t believe it. I’m determined to overcome and do this thing. I think it’s important for me. Any suggestions will be seriously considered, as long as they don’t conflict with my faith. I will keep you posted.


About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at
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