“Silence is a source of great strength.”
– Lao Tzu
“Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.”
– Thomas Carlyle
“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.”
– Charles de Gaulle
All of us heard that Silence has a power to solve many problems but how silence is so effective. Silence has energy. It has power to get people to think. Silence helps to slow the mind from thoughts which some time difficult to control. Our thoughts prevent us from reality. While in silence there is time for introspection and allow our true self to speak. Silence helps to work in our minds. The state of silence is a way of reaching another part of our mind.
Getting in touch with our inner self is truly the way to attain joy and contentment. Getting to know our true self can have a liberating effect on us. It can bring a sense of deep awareness and a sense of “being” rather than a sense of always trying to “become” this or that. Above all, we can experience a profound sense of inner peace and natural happiness than we came to know that happiness is not a materialistic joy which we only get on achievements. Happiness is within us always, it is free of any if like i will be happy if i get this… Happiness which depend on if’s/ wishes is temporary and will be over on completion of wish and than another wish is required to become happy but actually nothing is required to be happy and it is inside us.
If we are in trouble, we get the solution for all our problems in silence as in silence only we can talk to ourself and solutions to all problems lie with in us only. Silence is the key to unlock the doors of problems and let them go off.
How to remain Silent?
But where is this ever eluding silence? There is noise everywhere—at home, on the streets, at the work place, at the theatre, shopping mall. The list goes on and on. Today, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a home where a television or music system is not blaring away.Then there is this constant ringing of mobile phones and intercom systems.
If we get free our self from all these than we have a noise within us. Yes, there is plenty of noise happening within us as well. The chattering inside us begins right from the time we awake. We begin thinking of the day ahead, get worried about a scheduled meeting, get irritated with the traffic on way to the office, regret our past actions, worry about the future—the list is endless. Even our sleep is disturbed by this inner chattering in the form of dreams and nightmares.
These inner noises and thoughts deny us the pleasure of being in the present. Our minds are busy always thinking about something or the other, wandering here and there, so much so that even when we are entertaining ourselves, we are not really completely there. Our inner noise is as dangerous as the noise outside us.
So, the question is how to remain in silence when there is so much of noise around us? First of all, the best time to talk to your self or to remain in silence is early morning as this is the time when there is minimum of outer noise. Sit comfortably, blank yourself that means do not think of anything, start talking to yourself as if there is another person sitting inside you like Hi, iam…who r u…how r u…iam doing good but…problem exists…what can be the solution…keep on talking to yourself as if you are talking to someone else and listening their problem…. and tell options as if situation is not yours and someone else.
Actually, during above conversation, you are talking to your soul and is detached from your soul and also from your problem. When you get detached, you are able to think of solution and when you attached with the problem, your mind is blocked and not able to talk to you so all worried thoughts block the way to the solution. Try this….and tell whether you get success or not.