The Importance of Silence

Health and Wellness 15 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Some of us aren’t used to silence. In fact, some of us dread it. But what’s so scary about silence? Is it the fact that we do not trust ourselves with our thoughts, is it the fact that without words, we aren’t able to connect with the things and people around us? Well, there are a lot of reasons why we aren’t comfortable with silence but what we don’t realize is that silence is actually important.

When was the last time you sat quietly with yourself without feeling even the slight bit uncomfortable? Well, was there ever a time where you were able to remain in silence without feeling uncomfortable? There are only a fortunate few who have actually learned to enjoy and accept silence. This may seem like a ridiculous thought but how on earth can silence be good for you? Well, silence has a lot of ways to remain beautiful but the question is, how are we suppose to be able to appreciate it?

Finding the beauty in silence is like finding the beauty in simplicity, it may be hard to find something so abstract in something so plain but that’s actually the point. You aren’t suppose to be looking for something abstract. In fact, you are suppose to be looking for something else. You see, the less we focus on some of our senses, the stronger our other senses become.

This is what silence has to offer to us. Silence offers us clarity. clarity of not just our thoughts but also other senses.

Silence wants us to listen. But the question is, listen to who? Well, to ourselves. See, most of us spend our time listening to the opinions and thoughts of other people instead of constructing our own ideas, perspectives, and opinions. Knowing yourself is the best asset you will ever be able to acquire. Once you have become familiar to the many different strengths and weaknesses you posses, the easier it is for you to improve yourself.

You see, the more you know yourself, the easier it is for you to be able to build yourself into a stronger individual. Strength comes only when you acknowledge how vulnerable you actually are. Vulnerability and self-awareness, once recognized, will become your assets. If you deny the weaknesses you posses, how will you be able to defend yourself once people target those certain weaknesses?

It’s okay to be silent. It’s okay to sit in silence. But it is not okay if you aren’t able to make the most out of the silence around you. Besides, you are often surrounded with the voices of other people. Maybe it is time to listen to your own voice.

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