I read this passage on ijourney.org. A very thought provoking passage. My comments are at the end of this passage
Life in death, death accompanies life? noise in silence? sense of relief in pain?
Paradox of Noise
–by Gunilla Norris(May 24, 2011)
It is a paradox that we encounter so much internal noise
when we first try to sit in silence.
“Wonderful passage. Accepting the “paradoxes” of life in various aspects make us unravel a new meaning of the word “paradox”. For ex: feeling pain releases pain, experiencing noise when we strive for inner silence, etc… in the grand scheme of things, we are not able to enjoy laughter without it being at the expense of sorrow – at some level… and perhaps all paradoxes go hand in hand with their counterparts.
Also, the point where the author says that in order to “feel” a sense of safety, we do not like paradoxes. I think that we pretend to ignore that paradoxes are an integral part of our lives, just that we ignore it hoping that it will go away.
But the more we accept that, the more security we will feel in the insecurities that these paradoxes present ;-)”