Like many other people I have verbal with, have you noticed how great ideas apparently come to you while you are in the shower, laying in bed or when you are out for a relaxing walk? The answer is simple: Silence settles the mind. When in a state of undisturbed silence, the mind calms down and its power of creativity becomes heightened Silencil.
But besides the ingenuity and a sense of calm and wellbeing that silence brings is the ability to discover self.
Self-discovery is an act of connecting to the deeper and bigger part of one self. The goal of this is to gain deeper perspective, awareness and full consciousness of one’s own personality, attitude and behaviours. And silence is the perfect environment for unleashing these vital phenomena.
Now, maybe you are asking this question right now: Why do I have to bother about self-discovery? You don’t need to to bother at all for anything. But if you desire to get along with others, discover your greatest strengths, overcome your flaws, learn the best way to survive adversities, realize why you react in a certain way and fulfill your maximum potential in life, you will need to study self-discovery.
Self-discovery is the key to self-actualisation. It is a place where you grow, learn, find courage, develop pleasing personality, and most notably connection to the spiritual part of yourself – that is necessary to your peace, happiness and true fulfillment in life.
But here is the intent behind this article: Self-discovery rarely comes together in an atmosphere of chaos, tension and restlessness. If you want to go deeper into the world within you, you will need to go shallower into the world around you. You will have to become comfortable in your own company and access the electricity of true silence.
True silence never focuses on evil, negative thinking, or self-deprecation (an act of belittling or undervaluing oneself). Rather it just leads for this and is placed in undisturbed harmony. It mirrors on the past, not with apprehension, but only with appreciation. Regardless of the nature of the past, true silence breathes in and out deeply with gratitude, as it extracts the wisdom trapped in its past.
Also, true silence imagines the future with delightful anticipation. It visualises all its desires and aspirations as already taken place. It enjoys the great feelings of all his dreams in their fully completed states.
True silence is energy; it brings you into the depth of your being. And if tarried in it for long, it moves you into the place of robust self-awareness – a unique kind of self-evaluation process which you can never get in any other environment.
Silence tells you, much louder than anyone you know. The deeper you go into silence, the louder its voice becomes. While, the voice of silence can be uncomfortable first, its effect is relaxing, issuing and can be life changing.
Are you comfortable in silence? Or do you try your best to get rid of silence as quickly as possible by turning on the TV, the radio, the mp3 player, or your CD player, even when you know you do not need them on.
Your success in life can literally be determined by your motivation to embrace silence.
Here are nine things you can do to utilize the electricity of true silence for self-discovery and personal success:
9 Things you can do To harness the electricity of Silence for Happiness & Success
1. Accept and believe that silence is your friend, and not your opposing forces. And soon you believe that silence will strengthen you and not weaken you, you cannot enjoy its benefits.
2. Let go of at least 5 minutes early in the morning to imagine a great day ahead of you.
3. At night prior to to bed, let go of at least another 5 minutes to reflect on the day you have had. Look for what you can learn and what you can do better another day.
4. Allow at least the first 2 minute to calm mind. Just stay relaxed in one place and focus on your breathing. You become relaxed, as mind eventually calms down from the business and the tensions of the day.
5. Always focus on the positives. When the negative thoughts come along, just allow it to fade as naturally as possible.
6. Practice visualisation. If you have any project or activity in the day that will need your very best performance, think of yourself as already executed it perfectly. For example, if you are to write an exam, think of yourself as composed, relaxed and smart, with a brilliant retentive memory. See yourself walking out of the exam room very happy and confident that you have passed the exam.
7. Practice true silence daily for at least 21 years old days. Do not miss any day. Do it repeatedly for three weeks until a great habit of silence exists. This will serve you very well all your life.
8. Increase your true silence moments as you are more comfortable with enjoying your own company in an atmosphere of harmony.
9. Take pressing issues into your true silence moments. Never rush into making vital decisions. Harness the electricity of your true silence to gain clearer points of views and make better decisions. Here is something to beware of in this process. Never start your true silence with a problem to be fixed. First, observe all the above steps before bringing into the table of your mind the problem that needs dealing with. By this time your creative mind is ready to navigate you to solutions.