“I am my silence. I am not the busyness of my thoughts or the daily rhythm of my actions.

I am not the stuff that constitutes my world. I am not my talk. I am not my actions.

I am my silence. I am the consciousness that perceives all these things. When I go to

my consciousness, to that great pool of silence that observes the intricacies of my life,

I am aware that I am me. I take a little time each day to sit in silence so that I can

move outward in balance into the great clamour of living.”

– Richard Wagamese