We are frightened by stillness and no sound. We are scared of no words. We are unable to not talk.
But we should not only invite silence, we should embrace it.
Silence should be a part of our lives, a part of every single day. We should spend time in the poetic void of silence because once the world (and our minds) quiet down, we can access that deeper place of thought and emotion, peace and empathy. In silence, we are able to synch ourselves to the rhythmic pulse of the heartbeat of The Universe. Spending time in silence is so incredibly rich, relaxing, and life-affirming–at least for something that totally freaks us out.
This is one of the reasons people are so addicted to their gadgets; our eyes are glued to the glowing blue screens of our devices because of our constant need for something to do, because of our unending thirst for sound, white noise, and distraction.
Quaker philosopher William Penn once said, “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”
So try nourishing yourself.
Give yourself the gift of silence.
It’s free. It’s limitless. And they say it’s golden. TZT