Silence is Golden…I wonder where that concept came from?
In our lives these days, silence is a thing that has fallen out of favor for many people. I watch people that may be standing in line or sitting in their car or having any “idle” time at all and guess what they immediately turn to? You guessed it… iPhone or Blackberry or some other type of device. What ever happened to just standing? What ever happened to giving yourself the opportunity to let all the dialogue in your life settle to the bottom of your day, much like the little snow flakes in a snow globe?
What ever happened to that time?
I believe it is important for our spirits to have silence. But you might say…”Hey, I pray…or I meditate,” but I don’t think that time is enough. I think our spirits are thirsty for periods of silence and it actually nurtures our spirit when we allow ourselves regular periods of silence.
When some people say, “I don’t even have time to think”, what they really mean is that they have not had the quiet time to just “be”. They have… at great loss to themselves, failed to build silence into their lives.
Our spirituality can survive many setbacks, however it can hardly survive in an atmosphere devoid of silence.
So my question to all of us is…when?
When will you allow yourself…and your spirit some silence? How about next time your get in the car…turn off the radio. Next time you are standing in line or waiting…try to get comfortable and to be alone with your thoughts. Work on learning to be comfortable in silence.
You might just be amazed at what you hear!