Silence provides refuge. It gives me time for thought and meditation. Being at ease in silence requires that I love and trust myself and others. I am open to anything I may discover. I find this more rewarding than hiding behind distractions.
Reflection makes my life more meaningful.
When I am quiet, I can observe my thoughts and notice what is on my mind without making judgments. I see what I truly value and my priorities become clearer. I face the conflicts that I need to resolve. I discover the reasons behind my choices.
Silent meditation helps me to develop self-control and wisdom.
Sometimes I sit in solitude and other times I just pause briefly during daily routines. Even a few seconds of peaceful thoughts can give me new energy and motivation.
To make time for silence, I turn off electronic devices. I set aside time each day free from phones, computers, and televisions. I hear nature and the other sounds that often get drowned out.
I share quiet hours with loved ones. We enjoy each other’s company even if we are busy with different activities.
I try to spend more time listening to others and less time speaking. I give them my full attention and always try to take a silent moment to think before I speak.
Today, I appreciate the beauty of stillness. I rejoice in silence and carry the insights of my silence with me throughout my day.
1. How does spending time in silence deepen my understanding of the world? 2. What does being still teach me about myself? 3. How can I resist distractions that interfere with self-reflection?