The importance of Silence
Silence is highly underrated!
I was inspired to write something about the importance of silence after yesterdays article, which you can read HERE.
Its very important to go within and ask empowering questions and to do some honest self-investigation and do all the inner work and so on,
.. And it’s good to do deep breathing exercises, dynamic meditation, and spend time in prayer (communication with God/the Divine within you), and whatever else we humans do as ‘spiritual practices’..
.. But I really felt the need to emphasize the importance of spending at least a few moments every day in Silence, in complete stillness and quietude, where you’re not doing anything, or trying to achieve anything.
Just being, in silence, is incredibly important and something that needs more attention.
“Our society is much more interested in information than wonder, in noise rather than silence… And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives” – Fred Rogers
Silence and Stillness is Power.
It’s the basis of All.
Silence takes you to a sublime and blissful state, a higher place, where you feel Divine nearness and can be alone with God.
It’s our inner sanctuary where we come face to face with Existence itself.
A very intimate meeting where words are not needed; it’s in the silence that we can actually hear the Divine.
And by not using any words at all, you allow yourself to receive all the peace and love that you can only get by coming back to Source.
Once you enter into the Silence and the quiet state where thoughts are forgotten the moment they arise, you’ve entered a state of pure bliss.
Here’s a couple of posts that you might like that came to mind now as I was typing this:
And with more restrictions and maybe even a second lockdown;
Here’s an article I wrote a few months ago when the corona-virus epidemic started that can once again be a reminder of the importance of using our time wisely and constructively:
Go into the Silence, get really quiet and leave the limited consciousness behind you for a few moments every day.
Allow yourself to enter into perfect stillness and sink into the place within you where everything is at peace.
Assume that all your prayers have been answered, that all your problems has been solved, that you’ve overcome all challenges, and that everything in your life has already been taken care of.
Feel how that would feel.
You have no troubles at all, no deadlines to think about, no concerns about anything, no stress, worry or anxieties. Nothing but peace.
Go into that feeling, the feeling of needing or wanting nothing.
Nothing, but the unification and alignment with the Most High.
Your life will change in so many ways that you can’t even imagine when you spend some of your many moments every day in silence!
Make it one of your priorities and all the goodness of life will follow you wherever you go.
Mister Rogers knew the power and benefit of silence:
“Most of us have so few moments like that in our lives. There’s noise everywhere. There are some places we can’t even escape it. Television and radio are probably the worst culprits. They are very seductive. It’s so tempting for some people to turn on the television set or the radio when they first walk into a room or get in the car… to fill any space with noise. I wonder what some people are afraid might happen in the silence. Some of us must have forgotten how nourishing silence can be. That kind of solitude goes by many names. It may be called “meditation” or “deep relaxation,” “quiet time” or “downtime.” In some circles, it may even be criticized as “daydreaming.” Whatever it’s called, it’s a time away from outside stimulation, during which inner turbulence can settle, and we have a chance to become more familiar with ourselves.” – Fred Rogers
My invitation to you today is to take some time to be in complete silence.
Turn off everything; computer, phone, TV, whatever it may be, and sit quietly in silence for an hour.
Or even half an hour. Just do it. (Right now even!)
Set the alarm clock and just sit there, without trying to do, get, or achieve anything.
Let everything go and just BE.
And then go for a long walk in nature, also in silence, and just BE.
You can just let everything be, everything.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
Remember the wisdom of that message. Remember it with your heart.
Be still, and enjoy the stillness of You.
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