Many people are afraid of silence. They feel the need for continuous input to distract them from their own deeper being. Silence is a wonderful way to develop self-control and clarity. Often when we are silent, the deeper, wiser parts of our personality are able to communicate with us. When facing challenges, spending time alone in silence, especially in nature, increases the likelihood that what you say and do will be more authentic, intelligent, and useful. Silence as an everyday practice promotes reflection and is an excellent remedy for an overcrowded mind. When you resist the urge to leap into action at the first moment a problem arises, the problem often lessens in intensity and fixes itself. On the spiritual journey, sometimes the wisest action is none at all.
“Silence speaks and sometimes shouts”
– Gillian Godtfredsen
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