I find that my soul, body and mind crave moments of silence more often now. Well, I think my soul always craved it but it did take a while to get my body and mind to the same place. I lived a life of non-stop doing and intense sounds for decades. If I were to look back, I can see the constant chatter surrounding me. Noise from others, the TV on, traffic, the exterior world. Overwhelming… deafening… maddening. Yet I didn’t know any better.
Several years ago I slowed my life way down. I made peace with silence. I turned off the TV. I stopped talking on the phone. I spent time in nature. I tried to meditate daily. I then found the silence within me. Trust me, it was a challenge to get to this place. At first it seemed uncomfortable. My mind had many questions and self-talk/chatter as well. I often had to reassure my mind that it was safe in silence. It was okay to take these mini breaks.
I encourage you to find this space of nothingness. It is a place of peace. You will find much comfort in this place. Yes, it might take practice. Yes, it might takes months. You will know when you find it. It’s your nirvana.
I think the challenge is in our society, silence is often looked at as not using our brain. Silence seems, dumb. Ah… what if in the silence, it’s your golden ray… your lifeline? Your fuel.
If you are living a life on non-stop noise, look for ways to find this place. The start of the day is a great time. Lay in bed a few extra minutes. Spend a few minutes with yourself – think of your dreams.
I’ve found each time I arise from this space, I am more grounded. I seem to remember who I AM. Love… a spiritual being…. whole. This is being present… living in the moment… the now. As you arise, everything looks different. It’s a different perspective, a reality check. I also often receive inspiring thoughts and often find that I change my course of action. A time to align to my soul and purpose. To what is really important.
Challenge yourself. Catch yourself each time you go to speak. Are you just making noise? Or is there a real reason to say what you are about to say? Does it even need to be said? You will catch yourself, well, your ego in your words often. Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m all for getting off one’s chest what needs to be said but there is also a joy in sitting back and knowing what you know, and knowing that there is no need to add to the chatter. Turn inward and feel your presence, your nirvana. Yes, it is like a warm sunrise. Let that flow through you. Then as you arise, let it shine through you. Shine on!