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Monday, October 24, 2011

Detox Your Life - part 8 of 8

The following is a series of weekly tips to detox your life

TIP#8 Take Time out to Recharge  

Do you ever feel as though the only time you can enjoy some peace and quiet is when you are asleep? Your days are filled with activities, appointments, chatter and obligations, and your mind cannot pause for even a moment—like a six-ton train barreling down the tracks without any brakes. Well, what if I told you that your best ally in calming your mind and finding some peace in your day is … silence?
Silence is not just the absence of speech or exterior sound, but also the quieting of inner mental chatter. The regular practice of silence allows you to temporarily withdraw and detach from the world, thereby calming your mind over time. Try to find a place where you can be silent for at least 10 minutes during your day. It may be in your car, a nearby park or a local library. This is not the time for reading a book or magazine, or checking text messages or voicemail; it’s a time to simply be still and silent. This is your time to enjoy some mental stillness and peace.
Besides calming your mind, being silent increases your awareness and understanding of self and others. The more you understand yourself, the more you understand the world. When you are silent, you can pay attention to your environment and truly observe the interactions and behaviour of those around you, as well as your own disposition when you respond to circumstances and other people. Your ability to actively listen to others also improves. As you begin to observe your thoughts and tendencies, you will realize what is most important for your well-being and start finding ways to balance your mind and your life.
Lastly, silence helps you develop your inner wisdom and your inner voice, because your ego-mind takes a backseat to the serenity and peacefulness of being silent. Silence allows you to discover the many things that need not be said. Practising silence regularly allows your inner voice a chance to respond to the multitude of thoughts and experiences you have as you go about your daily activities. When your inner voice starts to emerge, and you truly begin to listen, you will start to recognize where illusion ends and truth begins. This inner voice is the key to developing your innate intuition, a balanced mind and a peaceful spirit.
When you take time to enjoy periods of silence, you will reach new levels of self-discovery and insight that are impossible to realize while caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In a world that seems increasingly hectic and that offers little time for reflection, introspection or contemplation, silence may be your best friend for bringing peace and stillness into your life.

Article excerpt: The Power of Silence
By author: Dawn James ©


Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me of the 'power of silence'. I get so caught up in other people's things, I become unconscious forgetting to take time out to be quiet and before I know it I'm right back to old habits. It's good to be gently pushed or reminded to slow down and get back to the inner me. Peace, Love and Blessings to all.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou! Know its inside of you always!

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