Have you ever been silent for a 24-hour period?
Does the thought of not speaking distress you or bring you images of bliss?
Silence is a funny thing in modern day culture. It provokes strong emotions, you either love or it despise it.
There are people who are uncomfortable in silence.
There are couples who consider being silent together meaning there is something wrong with their relationship.
Those uneasy with silence are terrified to keep company with themselves. They busy their lives with lots of external things in order to bury the intelligent and ever knowing voice inside–the silent witness that observes all thoughts and emotions.
On the other hand, there are those who are so comfortable with quietude, that they could be in the middle of Johannesburg CBD and tap into the boundless quiet energy that exists within.
In big city culture, silence is not golden. We live in a loud society where noise is king and queen.
Culturally speaking, we are not encouraged to be silent.
There is no doubt that silence heals.
In the chaos and demands of modern day society, the healing power of silence is more urgent than ever.
It is especially important to encourage silence in children, it is a way to feed their imagination.
Keeping silence on a regular is necessary because it brings inner calm and joy.
Over the years, I have come to love, appreciate, cherish and cultivate silence in my life.
The more I experience silence, the more I am enchanted by it.
Love it or hate it, silence is really great for you.
However, it is not something that just happens, you must be committed to it, actively cultivate it and make time for it.
Spend about 30 minutes a day in complete solitude to quieten your mind.
Spending time in silence can help heal the mind and body.
Sometimes answers to the questions we have been grappling with for a long time comes in our silence. When we sit and listen to what the silence is telling us, it is when we hear the answers.
Explore the sound of silence.
“We are more than our words.” — Laurie Anderson