Sitting in the Silence

by Barbara Brownyard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781973650003
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 90
ISBN : 9781973650010

About the Book

“These beautiful reflections transport you immediately to that particular bench, and are a perfect invitation to take a moment & sit in the silence with the Sacred!”
Rev. Ingrid L. Scott — Doctoral Candidate

“If you ever feel the need to sit with the Divine, pick up this book. It will comfort that desire as surely as the beckoning bench supports the weary traveler. I recommend the experience!”
Rev. JoAnn Barrett —

“In this book, Barbara offers us a beautiful invitation - to take a moment to tune into our soul, trusting that the circumstances of this moment perfectly support us at the depth of our being.”
Rev. AnnE O’Neil, Author — If You Want the Rainbow, Welcome the Rain

“The simplicity of your insights reflects the depth of your journey. I felt welcomed into your space and challenged to sit for a while.”
S. Patricia Griffith, Co-Founder, Mercy Haven, Inc.

“This book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to start a meditation practice. The simple way Barbara incorporates park benches into a daily meditation practice is genius! I loved how each meditation was a simple re-frame of the world around me. Grab this book to get your daily dose of spirituality and serenity.”
Christine Egan, Author — The Healthy Girl’s Guide To Breast Cancer

Sitting in the Silence is a compilation of photographs of benches that I have taken over many years. Later, as I learned how to draw within through meditation, I searched the pictures and wrote what “sprung up” from my sitting.

About the Author

Barbara Brownyard is an Interfaith Minister and Certified Spiritual Counselor from the One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York City, N.Y.
She facilitates retreats and workshops for women and men. Her ministry also includes officiating at funerals, memorial services, gravesite services and baby blessings.
Her current passion is working with the Breakthrough Mercy Haven, Inc. program as a mentor and minister to formerly and currently homeless men and women.
She is a nationally published author and monthly columnist with various venues as well as on the world wide web. Find her work at