The Emmaus Journal ~ Quietness
The Emmaus Journal
As a state of being, quietness is in direct contrast to the World we occupy and
the American Lifestyle altogether. The perpetual noise index is at its highest peak
within our structured cities that now seem to stretch into endless waves of
suburbia. There literally seems to be the hum-buzz of noise in every scenario
imaginable and it tenaciously seems to interfere with all efforts of finding any
The perception of quietness, as a relative state of being, must then lie within the
mind and soul of each man, woman, and child. Perhaps to become a comfort zone
to some, only to be a torture to others. The dividing line seemingly depends upon
the consciousness of each human being. Quietness may be longed for by a few only
to be shunned by many. Because quietness is often pushed away in blatant
rejection within our social orders today from the young to the old; quietness as its
own identity has become more illusive than ever.
In our modern everyday lifestyles we have opted to invite the absence of
quietness instead. Even Nature's quiet harmonies are surreptitiously defaulted by
our own projections of life. The natural state of Nature and its peaceful quietness
has become secondary within our demanding society. For it seems that the newest
of man's creative inventions have surmounted a noisy assault against what was
once highly esteemed as our haven's of quietude. Unmistakably, there still remains
a law of quietness, and that law is a self contained universal law unto itself.
Therefore this law is only upheld by those who might see it in the purity and light
of its Creator.
Quietness, after all, is possible to find in the middle of a busy bustling crowd.
Quietness can also be found in the mist of towering city buildings, as well as in the
solitude of a nursery room with a crying baby; or on the knoll of a hill far away from
all humanity. One can even find quietness in the sanctuaries of commonness, or in
the many galleries of daily boredom. For truly, quietness is found in the heart of it's
The awesome grandeur of quietness holds uncharted territories which defers to
each individual who adventurously searches. Our Creator purposely graced
quietness as a refuge to be found. It can be found outwardly and also inwardly,
within the depths of our own being, if we will but seek. Our spirit will know the
paths of quietness as our feet set upon its coarse. For the roads less traveled in
quietness are the very ones that enlighten the soul. Quietness never despises its
seeker and forever invites the aware. Like a cooling breeze on a hot summery day,
quietness lingers just long enough to be noticed. Once noticed quietness beckons
to be honestly recognized in appreciation. For in the appreciation comes a joy in
knowing that such quietness is exactly what the heart has yearned for and the spirit
greets. For quietness does come to those who patiently seek. Not knowing its time
of arrival, not expecting its departure, quietness will come.
Oh, surely I have caught thee
though no capture can it be
for quietness is not mine
nor can I send it to thee.
But remains the invisible gift
that seems to ebb and flow
for quietness you see my friend
tis revealed within the soul.Till in absence of myself
to bequeath a portion divine
there needs to be willingness of soul
swept into quietness sublime.
© C.L. Mareydt d23
Brief Author Bio:
Liberated and Inspired thru The Holy Spirit, C.L. Mareydt writes to Purposely
Share from the Spirit to the to the Spirit. Motivated and Parallel with a Divine Vision,
each Writing is Thoughtfully Expressed to Progressively Inspire, Encourage, and
Propel Inner Growth toward Personal Enlightenment.