When we attend a concert, sometimes we are listening so intently that we actually become aware of the pauses within the music. For the music to be meaningful, there have to be sequences of pauses juxtaposed with the sound. Usually we think of music as merely the sounds. But the pauses are as important as the sounds themselves— and, in some compositions, the silences may be even more the-matically important than the notes themselves. In our life, there are times of great activity, in which we seem to be moving ahead with speed and dexterity. And there are also times of pause, when we need to relax and listen to the silence within our hearts to tell us of our next step.