|"I can never hope to be more enlightened than in those moments when I can turn off the boom box in my brain,
go beneath the tension and begin, for just a moment, to match the silence of the trees.
I discover a serenity that is fluid and alive in ways unmatched anywhere else in my life.
Boundaries dissolve, I feel what the trees and the grasses and the wind feel.
The light is all of us, and a wave of love flows through, exhilarating me-us with a radiant joy
that bursts the container I once knew to be myself."
--from Listen to the Silence: Lessons From Trees and Other Masters
|Welcome to the website for "Listen to the Silence"
and the work of Jan Allegretti, where you can explore your
connection to the natural world and all its creatures, and to your
own true voice. Discover new ways to open to the deep wisdom
of the hills and the trees. Enjoy stories about the gifts of living in
the company of animals, and learn to care for them in a holistic
way. Enhance your voice as a writer, and get help refining your
work and even getting published. Find links to a network of
others who care about the things you care about, and who are
working to bring compassion, beauty and truth
to our world every day.
Make yourself comfortable.
Relax and stay awhile...and listen to the silence.