quietly refecting

“Everything worthwhile for the soul is gained through silence. When you verbalize, you’ve moved into your head.”

Yogi Amrit Desai

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Practicing silence means making a commitment to take a certain amount of time to be with yourself. To simply Be.

It may seem obvious, but to experience silence means periodically withdrawing from talking, interacting or using our brain for a specific purpose.

Its a conscious letting go. It’s also periodically withdrawing from activities such as watching television, listening to music or reading a book.

If you never give yourself the opportunity to experience silence, this creates turbulence in your internal dialogue. It increases your inner chatter and clutter.

So lets set aside a time every once in a while to experience silence. Or simply make a commitment to maintain silence for a certain period each day. You can do it for one hour, two or more… one day two or more.

Initially your internal dialogue will become more turbulent and loud. You and your ego-mind will feel an intense need to say things, and a sense of urgency and anxiety may take over. Stay with the experience, and you will find the internal dialogue quietens and the silence becomes profound.

I came across this light and engaging article that you might enjoy. “The Splendid Spiritual Practice of Silence” is about a young monk’s experience of being silent for a year. You can read it by clicking here.


18 comments on “Feed your Soul with Silence

  1. Thank you, Val, so much for this reminder of the beauty of silence. I also really enjoyed Joseph Dispenza’s interesting and well-written article. Peace and thanks.

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  2. I’m way too noisy, all that love trying to bubble out everywhere ๐Ÿคฃ But yes indeed dear lady, to sit at a cliff top and just ‘be’ is indeed that silence where we are a part of everything…and nothing. The most amazing part of my journey was ‘trying’ to find that love in everything, even in me…and finally realizing it was in letting it all go, just an acceptance of it all. Great post Val, may that silence visit often ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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  3. Thank you for this post and the link, Val. I was much interested as I have committed to having silent time each morning. Not just meditation, but going outside on the front porch to have my morning coffee. The weather has been a little rough lately where I live, but starting the day outside, listening to the birds, sounds of the neighborhood and actually watching the weather has given me a calm that I enjoy. So your post really touched me tonight. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Amen to this practice ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿงก

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  5. Silence is golden.

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  6. I found silence most constructive in my counselling

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  7. Silence is wonderful to feed the soul ~ thank you, Val.

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  8. Wow this is mystery


  9. I couldn’t do without silence in my life.

    It enriches the soul and teaches us how to be with ourselves without relying on some outside source to nourish us.

    I’m always surprised how many people can’t bear being alone or without the constant chatter of friends, family or work colleagues. Many people even have to have the radio or TV on all day when at home on their own for company.

    The whispering of the wind and the early morning wake-up call of the Doves is my start to most days and even that dies down to silence later on in the morning.

    How lucky I am to live in such a peaceful inner suburban location.

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  10. I crave silence, and do what I can…albeit in my household it isn’t all that easy. Sometimes I realize the only time I can get that silence is to get out of my nice warm bed extra early and just drink in the quiet at that time. But I do try! It calms me like nothing else. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. What a beautiful reminder. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. This is a fabulous post, Val. Thank you.


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