Silence provides the retreat. It gives me time for thought and meditation. Being at ease in silence requires that I love and trust myself and others. I find this more rewarding than hiding behind distractions. Moreover, it always helps me to be open to anything I may discover in solitude.
At times 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”. Meditation helps me to develop self-control and wisdom.
Reflection makes my life more meaningful. When I am quiet, I can observe my thoughts and notice what is running through 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.
I share quiet hours with loved ones. We enjoy each other’s company even if we are busy with different activities.
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 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.
I rejoice in silence and carry the insights of my silence with me throughout my day. Today, I appreciate the beauty of stillness.
Reflect on below to be comfortable with solitude:
1. What does being still teach me about myself?
2. How does spending time in silence deepen my understanding of the world?
3. How can I resist distractions that interfere with self-reflection?
Action Tip: Dedicate few minutes for solitude or meditation both in the morning and evening for inner exploration which will assist you to connect with yourself and others in the totally different dimension that you have never experienced.