|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. We provide inspirational
quotes by exploring a new theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This site is offered in the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the
commonalities among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.
Religion as an institution is precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities.
However you choose to worship, I hope this site enhances your journey.
If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
On Today's Theme:
I feel that if I write about silence, I'll just make noise.
Be still and silence will find you today.
Breathe it in.
- Lisa Bowman
Sometimes we forget the blessing of silence.
Sometimes the wind is poem enough,
the way a mountain hunches, the play
of the sun across the ocean in the space of a day.
Sometimes moss is a stanza, the orange of lichen
will stand in for a sonnet on a day like that.
Excerpted from "Bless the Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Tenzin Gyatso (1935- )
...and now, The Last Word:
Falling asleep at last
I vow with all beings
To enjoy the dark and the silence
And rest in the vast unknown.
From "Beginning Mindfulness,"
by Andrew Weiss
New World Library, 2004
Random Bonus Quote:
God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
Emmet Fox (1886-1951)
Spiritual thinker who influenced the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous