Beach Walk 741 – Silence is Divine

I went on a 5-day silent intensive with Lola Jones a few weeks ago. For me it was pure heaven. I have in the past done 24 hours of silence on my birthday, and loved the clarity I experienced. To be able to ignore all others and go within myself for listening, for sharing, for counsel, was very powerful. There is a lot of noise, especially in my work on the social web (twitter, etc) And much as I love it, I was yearning to talk to the divine, to God directly. I can say that the moment we dropped into silence, having prepared for over 2 weeks, my mind came alive with conversation and insight, as if I were seeing my wise best friend after a very long absence.

Curiously enough, I still became quite close to the others on the retreat. We shared the energy of this experience – far more powerful than sharing words, which fail me so much of the time. There was more to this retreat that I will talk about later. For now, I offer up silence as a way to connect with your #1 – your large self, the divine you. And then you become such a gift to others.

Hawaiian word:
Hāmau: silence

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Beach Walk 6 – Walk, No Talk

E komo mai and welcome to show number 6 of Beach Walks with Rox.

Do you ever have days when you don’t feel like talking to anyone? I had one of those this morning. So here’s a walk with very little talk from me, yet plenty o’ sounds of the birds, the rain, the wind, and the waves, plus the great music of Kaimoku.

About Today’s Show:

Even here in Hawaii it is the deep of winter. It rained hard last night, the neighbor’s phone rang loud at 3 am and woke me from a deep dream, and I struggled with restlessness for the next few hours. Result? I woke up tired, cranky and even a little disoriented. Not exacly “ready for prime time.”

I thought, in a whiny tone, “I don’t want to do a show today.” But of course I did want to go for a walk, and even more, a swim. So I realized I could do that and still be able to share my morning beach walk with you.

It worked! I came out of the water, head cleared, heart re-opened, self found, and ready to be happy for another day.

I wish you a “found self” today. And special mahalos to my camera man for juggling mood, machines, and umbrella. You do a great job!

Hawaiian words
hauʻoli: happy
keka: talk or chat
wahine hana keaka: actress
wahine: woman
kai wahine: gentle sea
kāne: man
kai kāne: strong sea

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