The Big Silence – episode 2

I watched the second episode of BBC’s The Big Silence on iPlayer yesterday, I was really impressed by the programme, there was depth to it but no mawkishness, a fascinating, entertaining and well captured study of regular people encountering something which goes beyond themselves. I really reccomend you watch it, very good stuff indeed.It honestly is not boring – I know I like boring stuff, but this isnt it!

The focus on the great spiritual value of silence reminds me of something Thomas Merton wrote, which seems truer than ever:

“It is not speaking that breaks our silence, but the anxiety to be heard.” (Thoughts in Solitude, p91).

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Big Silence – episode 2

  1. Precisely, in fact it is arguably more of a break to blog, tweet or etc because it is an un-needed form of communication, un-needed perhaps by everyone except ones-self.

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