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The Intent of Silence
New Series Begins August 24, 2023
Inner silence is simply a matter of intending it, and intending is simply a matter of inner silence. Like so many elements of the warrior’s way, trying to explain with words leads to contradictions, paradoxes and circularity. But there is a way to move beyond these traps. Our bodies are more than capable of reconciling seeming contradictions and escaping circularity. We can practice silence and intending, in the words of don Juan Matus, by simply doing it with the body. We can create an identifiable feeling, a specific subjective experience of inner silence, and the more we do it, the easier it becomes. As we move along with this practice, the world become new and exciting. We can no longer take anything for granted.