The Silent Question: Meditating in the Stillness of Not-Knowingby Toni Packer
In The Silent Question, Packer provides fresh insights on using the experiences of life that are raw, messy, painful, and sometimes full of laughter, to open a way to compassion. She urges us to let go of our thoughts and to sit "in the stillness of not knowing" in order to reflect upon the essential question of who we are. Packer encourages us to discover that/i>
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Toni, as an author, has always been rather Taoist, in my opinion. With all her Zen intensity mixed with a serenity that goes even beyond the Quaker tradition with which I am familiar, she has the whole thing down to silent koan, even a genjo koan- which means the koan or seed that is already here in the average moment now of everyday life. Unlike this review (wink), her book lacks obscure references and presents simple transcripts of exchanges on being conscious, curious, and alive in the face of even the most unusual surprises of everyday life.