Shhh! Do you hear that? It’s nothing to fear. Listen. Now, absorb the silence. Do you feel uncomfortable or creepy? Engaging in silence doesn’t take skill. Anyone can do it. The more you practice the easier it gets.
In a world filled with noise, music and electronic devices, it’s often difficult quieting your brain. Silence is wonderful. Try unplugging from the noise for least five minutes to further calm your mind. It’s necessary that you make time for Quiet Time. Silence is exclusive and luxurious. It’s a key to unlock deeper forms of calmness.
Have you ever sat in silence? If not, try it. This morning I sat in my living room listening to the silence. The sound of the oversized clock on the wall ticked louder than I remembered. The ceiling fan whizzed as it turned. In the background, the refrigerator hummed with occasional noises from the ice maker as the ice dropped. Outside a garbage truck made an annoying beeping sound until the worker retrieved the trash. Let’s not discuss the sound of the Jets that flew and sometimes gave the house an occasional shudder. Then, there’s that neighbor across the street who mows his lawn at 7:30 am with no regard of the time. I was so used to hearing these things that I never took the time listen to the silence.
You, my dear friend don’t have to live in fear of silence. You have unlimited access to the power of silence. So, here are a few tips to help you incorporate Quiet Time into your daily routine.