Friday, March 09, 2012

The Hollow Within

A musical stringed instrument is hollow inside of necessity so that it may fill a theater with its sound. The louder it is outside the more hollow it is inside. Public statements are designed for their rhetorical effect on crowds and lasting impressions upon historians but such statements arise from shallowness rather than depth just as the roar of the ocean arises from waves crashing upon the shallows of the beach while the ocean depths remain silent. Those who seek power, fame, influence do not seek sanctity but notoriety. True religion is what remains silent and unspoken inside and may be discerned only through outward actions or abstinence. The more we doubt what is inside the more loudly we try to convince those outside.

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