Many times when we present our thoughts or position on a matter, we can be correct and still fail to speak the truth. The truth reconciles and heals. When we present our position or are attacked for the position we take; we can lose sight of the fact that it can be better not to defend ourselves, than to defend ourselves in a manner that causes another to suffer. When we cause another to suffer, we cause ourselves to suffer. This is violence in thoughts and words. I have taken an opportunity of noble silence to reflect on these things. I am still reflecting on them. Silence becomes noble when it is self instructive. I seek the truth. In the near future I may return to this forum. I hope to be an asset.