philosophybits:

“Silence is just as likely to indicate the most profound ideas forming, the deepest energies being summoned.”

— Kazuo Ishiguro, The Unconsoled (via quotespile)

There is great wisdom in the gaps. In the silence between thoughts. Between words. Yet we fear them. We will do everything we can to bridge the seemingly endless chasm of quiet. Think of the awkward elongated pause in the conversation. The eyes diverted. The feet shifting.

Let the discomfort come. Let the shy eyes be directed to the floor. And feel what it is to be in the presence of our fear. Of ourselves uneasy with no congenial mask. And draw it all in. Here is the place of profundity.

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