Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson writes:

You know how to find peace and quiet when you're on the mountaintop, in the forest, on the secluded beach, at the retreat centre, or in the ancient temple.

But how do you find it in the thick of a noisy, non-stop modern world?

How do you find it when you're battling to make a living, raise the children and deal with illness? How do you summon it for those moments when you're furthest away, when you need it the most?

The solution resides in a place they call The Quiet.

It's not a place in the literal sense of the word, though it may be one in an imaginary sense. It's more a state of mind. For some it's way beyond that again, but for the moment let's stick with a state of mind.

I discovered this in the Australian Outback at 8 or 9 years of age.

While the passage of time and forty-odd years of meditation practice have broadened my understanding of what it is, it's stayed with me all along.

When things get challenging, I can tap into it. A deep sense of peace and certainty comes flooding back, no matter what's going on around me. It works in a traffic snarl in Rome, on a stage in London, in a noisy restaurant in Madrid, on a crowded train in India (well, almost). A fleeting recall is all it takes.

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