Peace on Earth, Good Will to Mankind: The Hush


I originally posted this a year ago and it ended up being one of my most popular posts.  Because it seemed to touch people I’m going to post it again with my peaceful and happy holiday wishes to you.


Now has come the time for the brief hush that falls over much of the world.  It may not be anything you hear with your ears or see with your eyes.  It’s easy to become lost in the twinkling of lights, the rustling of colorful paper and expectant laughter of children.  But there is a moment that comes — the hush — and in that brief moment we are each given a glimpse of true peace.

It may come in the middle of the night when the house is quiet and the snow is silently falling.  It may happen in the glimpse of golden sunlight through frost-laced window panes.  It can ride on a puff of frozen breath or the warm remembering of a holiday past.  But it’s there — for all of us.

A hush.  A sacred moment.  A sudden silence that envelopes you so deeply you become unaware of anything but that moment; that feeling.  Like a sudden snow fall, it blankets you with the depth of ages as if all such moments past are present and being experienced once again; the breaths of eons held in awe.  Heart touching hearts, mind still as frozen water, you sigh in that moment filled with a peacefulness and understanding unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced; until it comes again next year.

This is the Gift of all gifts.  This is the gift of momentary grace, given to you without expectation.  This is the Touch of True Love.  In that moment, that hush, mankind becomes one and experiences that reality with such humble innocence it can only be held no longer than a breath.

You may not have been aware of the hush in the past, but it’s been there.  It will come again like an unexpected snowflake drifting so softly and gracefully you can’t help but pause to examine it’s exquisiteness.  Watch for it, be in it, and know that in that moment when the hush falls there is true Peace on Earth and Good Will to Mankind.

Happiest of Holiday Hushes to you and yours.


24 thoughts on “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Mankind: The Hush

  1. Wonderfully expressed in poetic manner the inner demand of human nature. those feeling can come at any time, you can wait for that, that will be blessing if often you are gifted with that inner peace. where as our life has turned more materialistic. congratulation for that .merry Christmas.

  2. If only everyone could stop and discover that sacred moment which you so eloquently stated, the world would be a much better place. Wonderfully written!

    Thanks too, for stopping by my brand new blog. A warm holiday season to you!

  3. moon i really understood you the depth in your soul the emotion in your heart the love in your heart n mind is AWESOME . you are blessed with expressing feelings you are good at that but i have some problem with your thoughts you just needed a true TOUCH the real love you are MISSING i wish if you can feel the DEPTH OF NATURE THE TRUE TIME THE HUSH you MEANT i wish if you really catch it AMEN

      • with some one personal experience, things become more likely to believes in ,yes we all are wanderers for peace at heart.

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  5. Thank you for reading, Kathy and Tao. You know, in retrospect, I can’t believe I never really consciously realized what that hush was until this year. I guess it just points to how valuable mindfulness can be.

  6. Your blog really took me there….to the hush. Thank you for that. I love those quiet moments, and as I read your blog I was able to experience it once again,even amidst the noise of my morning TV, and the squawk of my parrot..all that dulled out as I read your words.


  7. I found you because you have decided to follow me. Thank you.
    I love this post – so simple yet so evocative. Thanks for sharing. I shall return to read more of your words. 🙂

    • You know, I’m so delighted to hear from others who experience it too. It’s not something I’ve ever talked about with anyone until I posted it here. Thank you for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  8. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. ?There are actually numerous particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a nice point to carry up. I provide the ideas above as common inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you convey up the place crucial thing might be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around issues like that, but I’m sure that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Both boys and girls feel the impression of just a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  9. thank you for your beautiful words!
    I experience the hush at the beach during my walks when the silent stillness expands, and for a moment there is nothing at all but peaceful repose. I am in awe and I bow down…..

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