Within our Caribbean culture, there are numerous unspoken elements of contemplation in natural everyday activities like shelling peas, cleaning sorrel, grating coconut, braiding hair, sweeping with a cocoyea broom etc., all done in the “beauty of silence”.
“We can sure admit that from 2020 to 2021, one of the effects of the pandemic is that all of us, in one way or the other, have been spending more time alone. And for many, this has caused a lot of anxiety and frustration, and for others it’s offered an experience of deeper reflection, inner thoughts and meditation and eventually, for many, contemplation, and for many of us, both.
“In these times, our youth are experiencing a sense of isolation where they are truly not able to be alone and experience the peace of silence. In this paper and presentation, I hope to offer something to turn the tide that by silence and the experience of contemplation, people of God, especially our young people, may be driven, encouraged into action to works of justice.”
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