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If one remembers that speech is a form of communication with other men because it uses words, then he must conclude that thinking is a form of communication with himself since it also uses words. But that means he remains apart separate and distant from himself. This is why the art of meditation, which is the art of finding oneself, involves the practice of mental silence--cutting off words, and that which they express, thoughts.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 156

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