Towards the Silent Heart

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Immerse yourself in still waters

Boats on Loch“The human heart longs for peace and harmony. It seeks a restful haven from the relentless busyness of everyday life, drawing us to spend tranquil moments in natural surrounds that offer a brief respite from the hustle and bustle. There is a state of inner stillness, when the endless chatter of the mind has ceased, that a deeper understanding arises. These are the ‘still waters’ that bring new life to mankind, that lay claim to the heart and redirect the mind. These are the waters of peace, love and true togetherness that lift us up to divine heights of being and living.

The still waters of the spirit are the deepest stillness of all. Those who go there lose touch with the senses, their surrounds, with the self they know, even with thinking and feeling.”

So writes Joseph Raffa in the foreword to Beside Still Waters, a beautiful collection of essays that touches on the universal search for meaning. His words inspire readers to reach out for the still waters of the spirit.

Beside_Still_Waters_Cover_for_KindleBeside Still Waters is available from Amazon.com in paperback and e-book formats.

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A timely reminder

IMG_0229“Explore the planets, the outer reaches of space, the depths of the seas. Burrow into the earth, climb every mountain. When you have seen it all, you will still be left with the mystery of yourself. Turn and face this. Explore this. When you’ve traveled the extent and depth of the human expression, much of what you learn will be beyond the mind’s capacity to convey through verbalisation. When heart speaks to heart, what more is there to say?”

Joseph Raffa shares an inspirational message for those who care to listen in The Silent Guardian, a timely reminder of our spiritual journey and true purpose on Earth.

The_Silent_Guardian_Cover_for_KindleThe Silent Guardian is now available in paperback and e-book versions from Amazon.com