Silence is the
great teacher and to learn
its lessons you must pay attention to it.
There is no substitute for the creative
inspiration, knowledge, and stability
that come from knowing how to
contact your core of inner silence.
"Silence is golden," says the old refrain,
and there are few things as true as that statement.
The value in silence, though, I believe is more important
than gold, more important than anything material that we
can devise. The moments of true silence in my life
are incredible, and they allow me to relax fully and feel
the peace that really should be possible even in the times
when we're in hectic and stressful situations.
Silence is a wonderful reminder of just what can be--if we
allow it to be so.
Unfortunately, it seems that many people are afraid of
silence. There are people who turn on the stereo or
the TV as soon as they walk into a room. They fill
every silent moment with friends or loved ones with
speech. They never allow silence to work its magic,
so they go on and on without even realizing just how
amazing the magic of silence can be.
When we allow ourselves to be immersed in silence, only
then can we turn inward fully; only then can we pay
attention to the deeper, more creative parts of
ourselves. The silent moments and times are those
that are full of things other than noise. Silence
allows us to take a deep breath and slow down our
thinking, to quiet our minds. Silence reminds us of
the deeper parts of ourselves that we tend to push aside
in our constant pursuit of accomplishment and
achievement. Silence is the easiest place for us to
connect with our spirits.
Your core of inner silence is a place of peace and
acceptance and awareness. It's also a place that
your ego would prefer that you not find, for when you are
able to access it regularly, your ego becomes much less
necessary in your life. You already are incredibly
creative and knowledgeable, and stable; these things are
found, though, in the silence that we so rarely allow to
be a strong part of our lives.
What kinds of benefits can you see in accessing the
silence inside of yourself?
Why is silence not one of the more dominant aspects
of most of our lives?
How, specifically, might you create conditions that will
allow you to experience your own core of inner silence?
Take time to be quiet. This is something that we
don't do enough
in this busy world of ours. We rush,
rush, rush, and we are constantly
listening to noise all
around us. The human heart was meant for times
quiet, to peer deep within. It is when we do this
that our hearts
are set free to soar and take flight on
the wings of our own dreams! Schedule some quiet
"dream time" this week. No other
cell phone. No computer. Just
you, a pad, a pen, and your thoughts.
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