Silence is a text easy to misread.  ~A.A. Attanasio

Have you ever sat quietly without speaking and have some well intentioned person said to you “what’s wrong, you’re so quiet?” Why is there an assumption that something is wrong when someone sits in silence?

Why are we uncomfortable with silence?

When I was growing up my dad would introduce me to adults by saying “she’s the quite one.” Back then, I enjoyed being silent and today I still do. “Silence is golden”

Being silent helped me to develop a strong intuitive awareness. It strengthened my listening and observation skills.

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard; why aren’t we like that wise old bird?” English Nursery Rhyme

Why are YOU uncomfortable with silence?

Could it be you’re uncomfortable with silence because you don’t want to see your nakedness.  You become naked in silence. You can’t hide. You can’t run. It’s just you with your thoughts and raw emotions, exploring the inner journey without the distraction of sound.

“Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for – sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quite and calm…. One of the greatest sounds of them all – and to me it is a sound – is utter, complete silence.”  ~Andre Kostelanetz

Others are uncomfortable with your silence because they don’t want to look at their nakedness and how dare you be comfortable with yours.

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”  ~William Penn

“Silence clears away the cobwebs, removes old roots and cleanses the mind of  toxic thoughts.”  ~ Adalia

It’s a wrap

Embrace Silence! Be comfortable with your nakedness. It will nurture your mind, body and spirit.

Your turn

Are comfortable with silence?

 

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