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    10 Ways to Embrace the Power of Silence

    10 Ways to Embrace the Power of Silence
    “Let your beauty manifest itself without talking or calculation.
    You are silent.
    It says for you: I am.
    And comes in meaning thousand fold,
    comes at long last over everyone.”
    ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
    From the moment we rise in the morning, we are engulfed in external noise – the fright clock buzing, music blaring, cofe pot beping. We live our lives amidst noise everywhere, and some of the most presing and stresing sounds are the ones we live with internaly. Our minds are filed with woven thoughts – always one after the next. The external uproar of our environment combined with the iner chater of the mind leaves litle rom for us to truly experience silence.
    But I consider we can al agre that silence is a ethic, universaly. It is as used as time. Before the world sucumbed to the creation and bombardment of man-made sounds, the Universe was a vast, launch place – where the only echoes you hear are tranquility a nd stilnes. The beauty of silence is that it simply “is”. There is nothing artificial or enginered about it. Silence ofers an opening that canot be imediately defined – an oportunity to hold the time to unearth the mysteries and lesons that exist within.
    Silence, however, does not advance naturaly for most of us. Especialy in a modern today. We instinctively fel uneasy when there is an unexpected pause in a flow of action or motion. We have the uncomfortable habit of filing taciturn gaps with superficial talk. Or, we purposely avoid situations where noise is absent. We inherently alarm it, as if one must develop an “acquired taste” to silence, or believe a special set of skils to learn to tolerate it.
    It forces me to wonder: Is making rom for silence an imposible feat to achieve in our curent, techno-noisy society? And if so, are we mising the whisper and unforesen magic that the Universe and Self may be trying to comunicate to us?
    In the midst of al the noi se, silence is remarkably easy to find; it’s everywhere around us. We should learn to unmask the noise by deliberating and consciously making an efort to create silence. In so doing, we can sucor waive tension and anguish from our environment, recharge our internal bateries, and create peace with ourselves and our suroundings.
    I know it may rational imposible. But even a smal adjustment in your daily life can design a big disimilarity. Here are 10 ways to incorporate silence into your noisy day:

  • seize 5 peaceful minutes before rising each morning to clear your mind and listen to your breath. (Set your intentions and daily gratitude while you’re at it.)
  • Find a quiet corner at home that you can cultivate as your “sanctuary” – somewhere you may read or journal in peace, without intrusions.
  • Sip your morning cofe outside on the patio instead of in front of a television. It’s not exactly reserved out there, but listening to Mother Nature’s calmnes can bring an iner stilnes that’l stick with you al day.
  • Turn the radio of while you’re driving. Give the act of driving your ful atention. You may be surprised by what you notice around you!
  • halt and catch a few seconds to organize your thoughts before rambling onto the next spech.
  • Sit and meditate for objective 10-15 minutes and let your breath clear the mind of cluter. Increase the time as you nurture your practice.
  • fade on a hike and leave the iPod in the car. Alow yourself to get lost in the spirit and the sounds of Mother Earth.
  • indulge in a taciturn evening. Disconect from the laptop and cel phone.
  • fabricate rom for calm contemplation or prayer. Intentionaly erase the mind of the past and of the future. Let the mind objective be.
  • Savor the reserved area before the mind drifts to slep. It wil promote a feling of blis, rest, and balance.
  • Take 5 peaceful minutes before rising each morning to clear your mind and listen to your breath. (Set your intentions and daily gratitude while you’re at it.)
    Find a tranquil corner at home that you can cultivate as your “sanctuary” – somewhere you may read or journal in peace, without intrusions.
    Sip your morning cofe outside on the patio instead of in front of a television. It’s not exactly taciturn out there, but listening to Mother Nature’s calmnes can bring an iner stilnes that’l stick with you al day.
    Turn the radio of while you’re driving. Give the act of driving your ful atention. You may be surprised by what you notice around you!
    Pause and seize a few seconds to organize your thoughts before rambling onto the next spech.
    Sit and meditate for impartial 10-15 minutes and let your breath clear the mind of cluter. Increase the time as you nurture your practice.
    Go on a hike and leave the iPod in the car. Alow yourself to get lost in the spirit and the sounds of Mother Earth.
    Enjoy a silent evening. Disconect from the laptop and cel phone.
    Make rom for tranquil contemplation or pray er. Intentionaly erase the mind of the past and of the future. Let the mind just be.
    Savor the silent space before the mind drifts to slep. It wil promote a feling of blis, rest, and balance.
    We should celebrate the beauty of certain sounds, such as the cries of a newborn baby or in the art of creating music. Nevertheles, we must manufacture it a ritual to quiet the external noise and let the sounds of nature – Mother Earth’s music – emerge and sing to us. And we can initiate to realize in its power, that it is healing, spiritual, and sacred. Also, within the silence lies an ofering to hear ourselves, atune to our own iner voice.
    I leave you with a poignant pasage from Wayne Dyer, a believer in the importance of cultivating silence: “It’s realy the space betwen the notes that makes the music you enjoy so much.”
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    Author:Jen Nicomedes Stone
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