Both silence and intellectual reflection are needed in the spiritual journey. Without one or the other, our lives remain incomplete, for both are an integral part of our basic humanity. If there's one thing I've noticed about modern religion and spirituality, it's that they almost always deny some part of our innate constitution as human beings.
On the one hand, Silence is needed for intellectual insights to arise - spontaneously and miraculously like echoes with no Original sound - within the still lake of the mind. On the other hand, Reflection is needed - especially using mytho-poetic, paradoxical, and seemingly nonsensical images - to interpret the infinite meanings contained within that very Silence!
Photo: Lost Lake and the peaks of the Ruby Range, near Kebler Pass, CO, September 25, 2015
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.